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Modern Molyneux

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Tipping a metaphorical hat to Emery Molyneux, maker of the oldest English globe of which 2 versions survive; one in full restored condition at Middle Temple, and the other largely unrestored at Petworth House. At the time of making in 1592 it took years to sail the globe and for maps to be charted and stories of voyages to travel the world. Taking our contemporary viewpoint from space, Modern Molyneux maps the geosynchronous satellites that enable instantaneous global communication.

Pricing

£550 — £2200

Keywords

globe, porcelain, globemaker

Disciplines

Ceramics, Pottery

Materials

Ceramics, Plastics
Modern Molyneux - Land and See
Photographer: Loraine Rutt
Porcelain topographic globe Acrylic frame etched with map of satellites 23 x 20 cm
Modern Molyneux - Land and See
Photographer: Loraine Rutt
Porcelain topographic globe Acrylic frame etched with map of communication and observation satellites 23 x 20cm 2017
Modern Molyneux - Lunar
Photographer: Loraine Rutt
Porcelain topographic globe Acrylic frame 23 x 20cm 2017
Modern Molyneux - Blue Meridians
Photographer: Loraine Rutt
Porcelaain topographic globe Turned oak and marine ply frame. 23 x 21cm Inspired by the oldest English globe made by Emery Molyneux 1592. The vastness of the planet oceans are mapped by longitude and latitude in place of the ships and sea monsters of the original. The turned oak and marine ply frame alludes to the ancient ships that mapped the planet centuries ago, and depicts a map of the observation and communication satellites that facilitate contemporary mapping.

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