installation view hosfelt gallery, new york, 2006

artist timothy horn recreated jellyfish engravings by 19th-century zoologist ernst haekel using transparent silicone rubber. the 3 chandelier-like pieces were first exhibited at the hosfelt gallery in new work. the engravings bared a resemblance to organic chandeliers, giving rise to their unique form. each jellyfish was sculpted in clay and then transferred into a series of 2-part molds. in total the jellyfish consist of 800 individual pieces molded in polyurethane rubber. horn connected the pieces and lit them from within to give them their serene glow. the largest piece ‘medusa’ measures nine feet in diameter, while the other two jellyfish ‘stheno’ and ‘euryale’ are narrower.

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timothy horn: villa medusainstallation view hosfelt gallery, new york, 2006

timothy horn: villa medusa‘medusa’, 2006 (silicone rubber, copper tubing, fiber optics)

timothy horn: villa medusa‘medusa’, 2006 (silicone rubber, copper tubing, fiber optics)

timothy horn: villa medusaL: ‘stheno’, 2006 (silicone rubber, copper tubing, fiber optics)R: ‘euryale’, 2006 (silicone rubber, copper tubing, fiber optics)

timothy horn: villa medusa‘stheno’, 2006 (silicone rubber, copper tubing, fiber optics)