CORDAY

SPECULA

HEWN / OTHER LIGHT

 

Cast Specula Metal

6" x 4-5/8" x 4-5/8" / 20 lbs

 

These works are cast from a several hundred year old alloy recipe of Sir Isaac Newton’s called specula metal. He used this alloy for its pure reflective properties as the mirrors of his first hand-made telescope.

 

The specula metal of these works however remain unpolished

 as a material once used to aid the human eye to see what it cannot.