Observatory Orrery

Steel, hose, compressed air, chipboard
1.7m x 2.8m x 2m
RCA Painting Studio
2010

 

The whistles are orientated in an exponential spiral and their heights and therefore pitches correspond to their distance from the ‘sun’. Like a pythagorean universe the work produces a celestial chord itself in proportion to these dimensions.

 

Also shown in Open West, Gloucester Cathedral here.

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2010