Tom Merren: Newton's 3rd law of motion

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This bronze sculpture features a nude, seated amongst other obviously symbolic images. The piece is actually titled in latin round the side of the base … "Si quis lapidem digito premit premitur et hejus digitus a lapide" - which translates to "If you press a stone with your finger, the finger is also pressed by the stone" … aka Newton's 3rd law of motion (every action has an equal and opposite reaction). The piece is by Tom Merren. We know little about Tom. We believe he was a mathematics professor who sculpted as a pastime, producing the work, including doing his own casting, in his garden shed. Another piece we have of his has the intriguing title "The quadrupole mass spectrometer", whilst others are relatively simple nude studies. If you know any more about Tom we would love to hear from you. Apart from the artist's signature in the casting, there is nothing else to indicate whether it is a limited edition or not. This is a solid hot cast bronze sculpture using the lost wax process. The sculpture stands approximately 22 cm (8.6") tall.