Myopia

Scrap steel, cast bronze, brass wire, reclaimed glass lens
12″ x 12″ x 12″

A view of the sculpture showing rusted rings, the cast bronze bezel, and the lens in the center.

This project was conceived during the first year of Covid, as partisan news emerged bringing with it contemptuous rhetoric. The object is meant to resemble an armillary sphere – a representation of planetary space. This space is cramped, challenging viewers to see into it, or make sense of the impossibly small field visible through the lens. 

The components of the object are reclaimed steel parts, a double-concave lens, and a cast bronze bezel. The movement of each interior steel ring is stiff from rust. The bronze and brass rings swing more freely, but the pins are are offset, which causes them to swing more to one side than the other as the piece is explored.

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