Einstein in Time and Space


2011 Assemblage 19″ x 14″ x 4″

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Walter Isaacson’s ‘Einstein: The Life and Universe’ was the inspiration for the piece ‘Einstein in Time and Space’. This original assemblage portrays what is commonly known as ‘The Train Paradox’ (at the bottom). It is a popular tool used to help explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. The pocket watches were all taken apart with the faces replaced by the corresponding section of the Einstein portrait, and the hands then placed on top of those. Brett’s wish is for his portrait to inspire those who already know about the theory of relativity, and to peak the curiosity and interest of those who want to know about Albert Einstein’s secrets of the Universe.