susan pullman brooks’s orreries are inspired by susan’s interest in modern science, especially the connections suggested by the forms of the very small - atoms and dna, and the very large - planets, moons, galaxies and space; nature expressing itself, orbital movement, and the hidden structure and beauty of randomness in connection. the krylon’s orrery adds a statement to this theme through the use of “hazard” orange - the color that simultaneously draws our attention and warns us to stay away.
susan searches materials from natures processes and in the lost and forgotten remnants of culture. bones, antlers, metal from abandoned farm equipment and rocky ravines at home in western new york, regular trips to india and everywhere she travels. the narrative that appears in her mind, from discovery to realization, is a deep connection to ancient cultures and mythologies, celtic or hindu, and a personal spiritual narrative. familiar objects, assembled in provocative ways, creating arresting compositions in their dynamic and simplicity.
susan pullman brooks sculptures have been showcased in multiple solo shows and exhibitions.
display: each orrery can be displayed on it’s horizontal or vertical axis.
color: by special request similar orreries can be commissioned in any desired color.
weight: each orrery weights under 10 pounds / 4,5 kg
made with a section of an antique bow from papua new guinea, monkey vine, pinewood wine barrel straps, copper and steel lighting rod, steel and brass hardware, steel wire. 64 x 27 inches / 163 x 69 cm
made with antique pitchfork with steel tine cap, pinewood wine barrel straps and steel wire. 72 x 22 inches / 183 x 56 cm
made with monkey vine, pinewood wine barrel straps, steel and brass hardware, steel wire and a section of an antique bow from papua new guinea. 60 x 30 inches / 152 x 76 cm