Theia is a hypothesized ancient planet in the early Solar System that, according to the giant-impact hypothesis, collided with the early Earth around 4.5 billion years ago, with some of the resulting ejected debris gathering to form the Moon.
However, other origins in the Solar System are also plausible: Theia could be a large asteroid of the main belt, a relative of the dwarf planet Ceres or a celestial body formed beyond the orbit of Neptune
Theia was an Earth trojan about the size of Mars, with a diameter of about 6,102 km (3,792 miles). Theia was named for the titaness Theia, who in Greek mythology was the mother of Selene, the goddess of the Moon, which parallels the planet Theia's collision with the early Earth that is theorized to have created the Moon.
The usual accounts gave her an equally primal origin, said to be the eldest daughter of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky). By her brother-husband Hyperion she is the mother of Helios, Selene (the Moon) and Eos (the Dawn).
This family of friendly characters was created in 2020
under the inspiration of several artists of different universes.
They can work in different materials, the first series is in bronze and alabaster.
A powerful LED bulb hidden in the alabaster allows each sculpture to light up.
A rechargeable battery system makes the sculptures autonomous, wireless.
Each model is made in a limited edition of 8 pieces, on order.
On the occasion of the Art and Design exhibition in Lisbon entitled THE OVERVIEW EFFECT
in October 2021, two giant sculptures have been made.
HYPERION - made in polyester (H.173 cm)
SELENE - made in resin (H. 200 cm)