Atomic Clock, 1985
Rob created Atomic Clock, an 8 x 10-inch glass plate reflection hologram, at his very first studio in the garage of his rented house in Fetham, Middlesex, in 1985. The clock consisted of 12 spheres (made by spraying glass marbles with white paint) that spiraled from real space in front of the plate into virtual space behind the plate. A hole was drilled through the center of the glass plate and a clock mechanism was inserted. Over just a short one-year period, approximately 150 copies were sold at £100 - £150 each to galleries worldwide, which enabled Rob to expand his studio.