Archive for February, 2012

Astrolabes

February 7, 2012

I recently completed an interesting project that expanded my perception of “landscapes”.  I incorporated a piece of agate into a wooden frame to capture the importance of natural minerals in the landscape.

After considering several forms, I settled on the concept of an Astrolabe. Each of the individual rings can be positioned independently so that the light captures the inherent variations in the mineral.  The overall dimension is determined by the size of the agate, but most are 12 to 15 inches in diameter.

 

I was pleased with the outcome and have made several more with different type of agate, including two spheres.  Finally, I used a piece of glass as the centerpiece.  I’ve created a separate Page for these Astrolabes.

I hope you find these as interesting as I have; I would appreciate your feedback.