photo: © Davidf Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

H.R. Giger & Fermi Lab

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photo: © Davidf Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

Fermi Lab star plate – top view © David Moenkhaus

photo: © Davidf Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

Fermi Lab star plate – bottom view © David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I went out to see the world-famous Fermi Lab outside of Chicago with my brother-in-law a couple of years ago, I was able to

make just a few images while being herded around on the 1/2 hour tour.

At the end of the tour there was a room with some exhibits and I was drawn to the one that used a metal plate with

holes in it to show our relationship to the stars.

The image on the left is the surface of a black anodized, aluminum plate and the little yellow circles represent stars.

The image on the right is the same aluminum plate photographed from below. Those lines are fiber optic cables running up to each

hole in the aluminum, to make the “stars” and kind of reminds me of the work of H.R. Giger.

I used to make “visual aids” like this one years ago when I was a model maker at Richard Rush Studio here in Chicago.

I worked there for 3 years and we made models and exhibits for museums around the world.

 

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