Kök Usturlabı - Root Astrolabe
Astrolab,before Galilei ,is a device that astronoms had used and is used to measure location of planets and in a Daily life movements of the sun.… This astrolab design,is a construct with different tree roots .
From the circle in the middle,in the context of work ,i used the concept- beauty of imperfection which is subjected in japanese minimalism by a completed or uncompleted circle. This circle shows enlightement and strength of body and mind up to way of drawing circle by drawer.
I meant the cyclicality of time with the ourobos symbol ,the salamander chasing its tale called ourobos . This symbol is create and eat itself, freed and fertilise itself , and eternal circle which starts everytime as soon as finish .
Each circle is made from different tree root and contain symbols of archaic civilisations’s calender.
To Deepen our time perception, i used this trees’s growing in naturre which can be observed in their body’s transversal section.
writing editing presenting and art by Nezihe Karakaya