Details of the Hubble (Ultra) Deep Field. You’re looking approximately 13 billion years back in time.
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Matt McConnell, of McConnell Studios, pushes the boundaries of sculpture with not only his use of materials, but how he uses them and his latest piece is no exception. Rhythm had a home waiting for it at The Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, which sits adjacent to the new Nashville Music City Center and The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, so it’s only natural that this massive sculpture would be music-related.
Early 17th Century Combination Warhammer and Warpick/Six Shot Gun
Has six barrels concealed on it for six shots. The head contains five barrels, the muzzle is concealed by a hinged cover forming the edge of the hammer. The topmost barrel is ignited by a matchlock fitted on one side of the head, its mechanism concealed by a brass plate cut out and engraved in the form of a lion. The second barrel has a wheel lock ignition system, the mechanism of which occupies most of the outer surface of the opposite side of the axe-head. There is a tubular extension to the pan of the wheel lock intended to hold a length of match which would be ignited by the flash of the priming and then withdrawn to ignite the three remaining barrels. A sixth barrel, also hand-ignited, is concealed within the haft.
Part of the Royal Armouries Collection, on display at the Tower of London.
soaring over the seine river in paris now sits a life-size tyrannosaurus-rex sculpture, conceived and constructed by french artist philippe pasqua. 350 chrome molded bones create the framework for the 3 by 6 meter (12’ by 21’) contemporary artwork.