Variable Precision

2008

Electroforming tank, copper plated sculptures of Tycho Brahe’s prosthetic nose, augmented historical images, custom table.

40” x 40” x 24”

I was born anosmic (without a sense of smell). In deference to popular beliefs during the era of Tycho Brahe, I take it as a significant omen that he lost his nose in a duel 400 years ago on the date of my birth. I created a replica of his prosthetic nose to wear while studying his works and wrote a revisionist history of a 16th century female astronomer with a mastery of materials and senses.