Calling for the Infinite Sphere
3 nickel plated satellite dishes, each with LED light and white painted wooden plinth
At first glance the viewer is confronted with a common everyday object…..shiny, glamorised, set on a sleek plinth in the tradition of the ready-made or pop-art. Could it represent our addiction to and worship of technology? Working for three years in the ancient land of Etruria has heightened Graham’s sensitivity to the esoteric connection between our planet and the wider cosmos. He has transformed 3 satellite dishes from receptive to reflective portals. Key to the work is the curious reflection of light emitting from the illumination of the dish, caused by the mottled nickel plating which adorns the entire work. The title references a famous quote attributed to the ancient Egyptian philosopher, priest and alchemist Hermes Trismegistus. ‘God is an infinite sphere, the centre of which is everywhere and the circumference nowhere’. The work alludes to Hermes’ predominating idea of a unified universe where occurences in the heavens were reflected in what we see on Earth, and most importantly, within the soul of man.