Atom Smashers


Atom Smashers

Early in the 20th century, we discovered the structure of the atom. We found that the atom was made of smaller pieces called subatomic particles – most notably the proton, neutron, and electron. However, experiments conducted in the second half of the 20th century with “atom smashers,” or particle accelerators, revealed that the subatomic structure of the atom was much more complex. 

This is my take on the invisible proton, neutron, and electron partials flying around the universe smashing into everything around us, the very stuff that holds everything together. This sculpture is made from mild steel. It will rust naturally with the passage of time.