Orbits Interweave is a sculpture that consists of three mirrored orbs floating above the viewer and a central vertical element supporting the assembly, allowing the orbs to slowly orbit one another in response to air currents. Alternatively appearing as polished spherical volumes or perfectly flattened disc-shaped portals, the orbs reflect back a surreal image of the viewer, their environment, and the artwork itself. The three orbs represent the view of earth that a satellite sees, and correspond to the interlinked orbits of the sun, earth and moon.
NASA Goddard Visitor Center, Greenbelt, MD
34’11” diameter x 19’1” high
Stainless steel and steel
Joseph O'Connell + Creative Machines
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center