Quantum Man

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Quantum Man (2006) by Julian Voss-Andreae.

Quantum Man is a modern sculpture created by Julian Voss-Andreae, which is located in the City of Moses Lake, Washington.[1]

Drawing inspiration from Voss-Andreae's background in physics,[2] “Quantum Man” is the image of a walking man seen as a quantum object. Made up of over a hundred vertically oriented steel sheets, the 8′ (2.50 m) tall sculpture provides a metaphor for the counter-intuitive world of quantum physics. Symbolizing the dual nature of matter, the sculpture seems to consist of solid steel when seen from the front but nearly disappears when seen from the side, as light shines through the spaces between the slabs.[3]

In 2007, Voss-Andreae created a second version called Quantum Man 2 in stainless steel.[4]


  1. ^ "Sculpture voters take a 'Quantum' leap". Columbia Basin Herald. June 13, 2007. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  2. ^ Arndt, Markus; O. Nairz; J. Voss-Andreae; C. Keller; G. van der Zouw; A. Zeilinger (14 October 1999). "Wave–particle duality of C60". Nature. 401 (6754): 680–682. Bibcode:1999Natur.401..680A. doi:10.1038/44348. PMID 18494170. 
  3. ^ "Dual Nature". Science Magazine. August 18, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-19. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Farr, Sheila (July 27, 2007). "Sculpture show takes steps in right direction". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 

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