Longitude - 2014

A box from a ships chronometer was converted into a camera obscure. A lens carved out of a single clear quartz crystal (the same that was used in Deep Sky Objects) was mounted to one side of the box along with a telescoping desk light with a halogen bulb. A brass telescope on the other side of the box is focused on the projection of the light bulb made by the lens (it looks like the sun) on a screen inside the chronometer box. (These are photos of the piece installed in my studio).