“New Horizons” is a contemporary art piece by Frank Bueltge, which stands tall in its unique appeal to its audience. This sculpture consists of a massive metal structure, standing at 15 feet, that portrays the Earth’s largest satellite – the Moon. The Moon is crafted with metal wires, cut and arranged so intricately that it accurately showcases every edge and every rough bump on the lunar surface in perfect detail. The surface’s texture is a mix of hues of grey that seamlessly fade and blend, giving the piece a distinct depth and character. The metal wires are suspended in the air, giving the viewer multiple angles to observe the intricacy of this captivating artwork.
The neuropsychological theory of the dual process model can be connected to “New Horizons.” This theory suggests that people have a conscious, controlled process and an automatic process that is subconscious. The Moon’s presence and the tightly woven metal wires allude to an array of possibilities that await contemplation by the viewer, much like how the subconscious mind stores infinite possibilities that can sprout into our conscious, controlled actions. Today, Frank Bueltge’s “New Horizons” was unveiled at the Museum of Modern Art, where it stands tall and proud, taking art lovers on an endless journey of exploration. Check out his previous masterpiece, “Step into the Multicoloured Pool of Emotions” here.
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