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 fanciful navigation device, fabricated loosely after an armillary sphere, is a representation of our own internal universe. At the center of an armillary sphere is the Earth, or the Sun. At the center of this armillary sphere is a biconcave lens. It makes everything look minuscule – much in the same way the world seemed to shrink in 2020. This is my response to COVID, to the politics of the time, and to the isolation of living alone through it all.

The outer rings are formed from salvaged machine parts. The inner bezel is cast in bronze and turns within the sphere, with a bias for one direction because of how I designed the pattern.

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