December 6, 2001

This adaptation of Galileo's Celestas calendar was a wall-mountable piece that included phases of the moon, as well as the dates for the equinoxes and solstices. I constructed pointers out of balsa, and mounted the printed pieces with a foam core and balsa sheets.

Construction of the piece was engineered so that I could insert a working motor to run the main clock (which counts days of the year), but weight constraints for hanging restricted the insertion of mechanical parts when this piece was shown in a gallery. The medium dial counts hours of the day, and the smallest dial counts minutes of the hour.

Original Illustrator File

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