Chair Isomer



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This series of bronze artworks continues Briony Marshall’s process of using human figures to represent the atoms in molecules. This tells of how the same few atoms of biological life come together in different ways to produce very different molecules, each fairly simple, but with its own complex story to tell. It also tells of how people come together in society to create complex systems.

This work is based on the chair isomer of cyclohexane which is more stable because it has less torsional strain than the boat isomer. It also alludes to a whole branch of organic chemistry built from rings of carbon. These include the contentious insecticides such as DDT that poisoned and damaged the environment in the late 50s. It is interesting that the work also resembles a crown of thorns.

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Dimensions 20 × 23 × 13 cm


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