bronze, tempered glass, aluminum
diameter 24 feet / 7.3 meters
Cellsmic was commissioned and realized with the support of the collector, who owns this park. At the center of the pool forty-one bronze cones hold up irregularly shaped plates of glass. Curved aluminum segments arranged in concentric circles on these glass plates suggest the effect of a stone dropped into still water. This is a reference to a quotation from the chapter on natural energies in Leonardo's Atlantic codex, whose place of birth, the village Vinci, is about a mile and a half away from this sculpture park. The glass sheets mirror the surrounding landscape. Solid and transparent, they create a 'frozen' space on the moving water surface.
Pina and Giuliano Gori collection, Fattoria di Celle, Italy
Heartney, Gedeon, and Danto, Michel Gérard, The American Decade: 1989-1999, Neuberger Museum of Art (2002): p. 15.
Public Art: Realized and Unrealized, Models, Drawings, and Photographs, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University (2002)
Michel Gérard: Signature Transformations 2009–1972, Christian Pirot (2009): p. 38