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Chris Saunter Cuts Through Walls to See the Stars

 - Nov 8, 2011
References: chrissauter & thisiscolossal
To admire the Milky Way and other celestial bodies, it’s not necessary to go outdoors or to have the most technologically advanced equipment, as shown by American artist Chris Saunter who created his own scientific lab and Nasa-inspired space using walls. Sauter cut out pieces from drywall and used other materials to construct a telescope and a microscope.

This stellar creation, titled ‘The Whole World,’ resulted in two fantastic masterpieces and two walls that simulate both a constellation and a surface full of bacteria-like forms. The pieces were extracted from a white gallery wall; one wall was exclusively designed to create the star-gazing machine, and the other was for the microscope. 

Both installations and respective walls produced by Chris Saunter constitute a fascinating visual game that proves that art, science and astronomy can harmoniously work together.