Commissioned Astrolabe

*A commissioned piece for a site-specific project. This piece explores Alison's ongoing interest in creating contemporary forms from historical and scientific apparatuses. It is inspired from a 16th century hand held astrolabe device that was used to chart the stars along nautical pathways. The device is reinterpreted, increased to a sculptural scale for a site-specific location. Bronze, optical lenses, hand etched sheet glass. When necessary, reinforce the ceiling.
Design by: Alison Berger.

Save Specs
  • A series of five concentric rings, ranging in size from:
  • ø2’ to ø7'-6"