We are very excited at the Exploratorium, because this beautiful sculpture is coming to our museum next month!
by David Delgado and Dan Goods, design and fabrication by Jason Klimoski
November 6, 2014–January 4, 2015
Exploratorium, Pier 15, Plaza
Metamorphosis, a glowing, 12-foot-long steel sculpture shrouded in fine mist, is a representation of a real comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This comet is the target of the Rosetta Mission, the first ever to make a soft landing on a comet and study its chemical composition.
The sculpture, designed by David Delgado and Dan Goods of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and fabricated by architect Jason Klimoski of Brooklyn-based StudioKCA, celebrates the Rosetta Mission and aims to spark curiosity about comets and how they behave. Lit from within and emitting clouds of mist and water vapor, Metamorphosis evokes the glow and atmosphere of comets, which produce light, gas, and dust when heated by the Sun.
The display of Metamorphosis at the Exploratorium coincides with the scheduled touchdown of the European Space Agency’s Philae lander on November 12, 2014. The lander will conduct the most detailed study ever conducted of the chemical makeup of a comet.
Come visit us and check out this beautiful new piece of work!
Photo credit: David Delgado, NASA/JPL