Earth's Observation of the Sun
Elizabeth Chen's piece is based on footage from video stills from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab: "Stereo Watches the Active Sun."
"Our calendar year has a solar significance with leap year serving as a reminder of the nuances of our orbit around the sun. The work explores the earth's continual observation of the sun. The work also expresses time lapsing in 3D physical form."
60 sheets of 16x25 clear plastic
60 black and yellow Sharpie illustrations - each of a satellite and the sun
4 threaded rods
2 coupler nuts
6 metal suspension cables