The Big Bang was a contend-um to the Hello Neighbour! show at Pith Gallery Calgary in 2012. As part of this pioneer-inspired installation, I created a working shotgun based on a shell that I found in the garage I was using as a fabrication studio. The shotgun represented the universe during the big bang, creating an explosion of elements, and the result was an always shifting and changing pattern that would be impossible to replicate. The result was captured on a piece of grid paper that was in the range of the shotgun test.