The Seal

The Seal is a 2/3 size forgery of a Brancusi marble and stone sculpture with a few important differences. The piece gives the perception of great weight while being at the other end of the weight spectrum. The famous Brancusi smooth marble finish is actually an optically augmented faux finish over an extremely lightweight substrate. The entire piece including the base weighs about 2 pounds.

The seal harbors another surprise. It is mobile, being driven by its internal computer. At random times, and with various degrees of success, the seal will attempt to position itself at the place in the gallery where it can be admired to its maximum advantage.