Galileo is seen as one of the founding fathers of empirical science. After a few failed attempts of sculpting a portrait of this Italian, the artist has resorted to a machine. With the idea that a broken clock is correct more often than a clock which runs five minutes early, it was decided to focus on only one perspective of the portrait. Because a sideways view of a person is the most recognizable, this was transferred onto a plate of steel. A sculpting block of clay is centered in a construction which attempts to push the profile through the clay. The heavy, dense clay requires too much force in order to push the shape of the sideways portrait through it, and to remove the excess material. Can the block clay, with the steel plate carrying Galileo’s face stuck in it, be seen as the final result? With such a presentation, a problem arises – the clay hardens when exposed to air.