The Twenty Four Hours of the Poem, 2005

Wax, Ø 82 × 140 cm

A light bulb with screw thread was digitalized, scaled and milled mechanically in Styrofoam. Ugo Rondinone applied a layer of clay to the Styrofoam model, which was then molded in a two-part silicon form. The form was painted with a circa 1.5-centimeter-thick layer of colored wax, given an iron skeleton, assembled, and filled with polyurethane resin. Countersunk in the interior is a hook on which the sculpture can be attached to the ceiling with zinc-coated steel wire.

The series consists of 24 light bulbs, a different color variant for each hour of the day. The respective combination of three colors was precisely colored in wax as the result of pantone patterns.