Democritus Legs #1
About Democritus Legs #1
Fiberglass, Clay, Acrylic, Gesso and Spray Paint on Other.
H 1'10"' X W 2'9" X D 1'3"'
Democritus's legs are two sculptures made of fiberglass and plaster covered with acrylic paints, spray paints and oil crayons. Democritus, Greek philosopher who came up with the "The atomic theory" stated that “The universe is composed of two elements: the atoms and the void in which they exist and move.” According to Democritus atoms were miniscule quantities of matter. Democritus hypothesized that atoms cannot be destroyed, differ in size, shape and temperature, are always moving, and are invisible. He believed that there are an infinite number of atoms. This hypothesis was created in 465BC. The pictorial expression of this piece of art is a dedication to this theory.