Lucky Spot, a crystal sculpture by designer Stella McCartney which hangs inside the Great Hall of Belsay Castle
The 10ft horse sculpture makes a change from Stella’s usual perfume or handbag
When a designer decides to put their hand to something other than fashion they usually launch a perfume.
But Stella McCartney has already got two on the market, and her latest project is a lot more impressive.
The designer daughter of Sir Paul has produced a £300,000 sculpture of a horse – in tribute to her late mother Linda.
It is engraved in a 6cm cube block of optical-quality crystal glass. The engraving is performed using a high repetition rate, diode pumped, nanosecond YAG laser. This system focuses intense laser light at points inside the block, thereby generating minute (50 micro-metre) marks in the glass, which show up as more than tiny “frosted” marks.The realization in this sculpture illustrates the structure of the corona by tracing out 5000 of the field lines to which the coronal plasma is “frozen.” Each field line is mapped out with an average of 60 laser marks, so the sculpture contains some 300,000 points
It is even harder to capture the intricate structure in this sculpture than in Crystal Nebulae’s other models. However, by clicking on the above reproduction, you will be able to download a large (1.2MB) raytrace image that captures almost the full resolution of the final glass sculpture (make sure that you zoom the image to full size rather than fit-to-window in your web browser to see the full stunning structure).
this is for the crystal sculptur, I’d like it in my mind and it gives mw the information to make the things like the crtstal sculpture. and this is the sculpture make the real things and make it in different way and also make it fantastic. the crtstal is the very clean things make people feel fresh and brighting. I love what I choose in this project