Medium of the Art / Technique of the Artist
This piece really spoke to me. This aluminum foil ball is really something that must be seen in person. One cannot fully appreciate the majesty of this work until coming face to face with it. In just a picture, one may just see an aluminum ball, but in person, everything is clear. Staring into the folds of this ball of aluminum foil was like starring into the folds of the universe. This ball is so deep and rigid, and filled with color and vibrancy. This technique was definitely a risk for the artist John Chamberlain, but it was well worth it. This giant ball of aluminum coated in acrylic , lacquer and polyresin isn't just a ball of aluminum. It's a metaphor for the inner workings of ones soul, and that is beauty that a picture just cannot do justice.