Astrolabe

2016

Brass, semi-precious stones, meteorite.

5’ x 4’ x 4’

I have been at work on a series of models of the universe and unconventional timelines inspired by historical scientific instruments I studied at the Galileo Museum in Florence this summer. This astrolabe rotates at differing speeds depending on air movement in the room. The small sculptures I carved of iconic artworks and imagery of scientific instruments suggest an historical lineage. Phases of a lunar eclipse depict a short passage of time observable by individual humans, and a cycle of movement within an ungraspable eternity.