Orrery Lamp

from A Lamp, a Log and a Bucket

from A Lamp, a Log and a Bucket

This sculpture is the centerpiece of the small gallery installation.

Inspired by “A Philosopher giving that Lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun”, a 1766 painting by Joseph Wright of Derby.

An orrery is a mechanical model showing the positions and motions of the planets and moons according to a heliocentric (Sun-centred) model.