July 13, 2012
Text: "What is happening to the tip of this sculpture? The polyurethane is undergoing reversion, a very slow irreversible process whereby the solid converts to a viscous liquid."
Now, the screw curving over isn't part of this slow, irreversible process of reversion. The sculpture is "Soft Screw," by Claes Oldenburg, and he intended the big screw to droop like that. Only the slow dripping from the tip — see the drop on the plinth? — is unintended. The "soft screw" wasn't supposed to be that soft. Ironic. Sad.
Are you undergoing any reversion or other very slow irreversible processes?