Moulded, cast, melted and remade into a copy of its original form, the delicate crystalline alloy structure within a meteorite is destroyed in seconds, after forming over billions of years, and is replaced by a sympathetic display stand: a plastic platonic solid, or octahedral dice.

A banner shows a reversed image of the original natural specimen, now replaced by its double, while a museum label acknowledges those whose expertise enabled the transformation.

Sikhote-Alin meteorite (Iron, Coarsest Octahedrite, Class IIB), ‘glass’ wax, PVC mesh, galvanised steel scaffold, Cordierite shelf, Aulektro lens, steel, text on paper, cable ties.

Acknowledgements: *

Trevor George[1] [British Jurassic Fossils]

Klaas of Arnhem[2]** [nicejewel.com]

Richard Slatter & John Nicoll2 [Chelsea College of Art and Design]

David Reid2 [Independent consultant]

Irene Gunston & Drew Cole2 [Royal College of Art]

Rees Rawlings4 [Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London]

Andy Griffiths2 [Head of Sculpture, West Wales School of the Arts]

Thomas Thwaites2 [Designer]

Deborah Cassey5 [Assistant Curator, Natural History Museum]

Falcon Driscoll & Richard Elliot3 [Chelsea College of Art & Design]

C.G & W. Young’s Welding Ltd3

Betty Borthwick & Alex Madjitey6 [Chelsea College of Art & Design]

Dr. Deborah Lockett7 [Department of Mathematics, University of Leeds]

Joel Yuen & William Lawlor6 [Chelsea College of Art & Design]

Maria Gafarova8 [London College of Communication]

* Chronological.

** Via Henri Moissan.

1 Procurement & sales.

5 Meteoritics.

2 Foundry.

6 Photography.

3 Arc Welding.

7 Geometry.

4 Metallurgy.

8 Translation & Folklore.