A sculpture is a physical representation of an idea, a concept or even a feeling. In many ways, anything we can build becomes a sculpture of our thoughts.
Scott Mitchell is a Sculpture Artist and has many works to his name. As an entrant in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014, Scott set his mind on a sculpture that would divert our attention to the sky. As a propositional work (for a larger version in Melbourne's Royal Park) he decided to build a working Radio Telescope.
Scott approached the Astronomical Society of Victoria and came along to one of the Radio Astronomy section monthly meetings. We spent several hours helping him understand some of the concepts, the science and the electronics behind Radio Astronomy. We also went over the History and the Pioneers of Radio Astronomy. Eventually Scott decided a Horn Antenna would be most appropriate and sculpturally pleasing.