The number of the beast... The piece is an exercise in precision and subtlety. The beautiful numerical font is derived from mid-century Greyhound racing betting tickets and is somehow metaphysically enriched by the excitement and belief of the millions of race-goers who have placed their faith in their chosen numbers. The background panel is finished in metallic pewter and zinc powders suspended in lacquer, and is incised with a thunder-ball graphic. This symobology dating back to the Greco-Roman era, combining paired lightning bolts and spread eagle wings flanking a planetary orb. The full height numerals are executed in two tone pink electroluminescent inlay and act as a chromatic counterpoint to the metallic neutrality of the background
Acrylic, powdered metal, EL wire inlay on routed MDF panel.