Noahs Astrolabe

Noah’s Astrolabe was produced for a university brief. Having to create something that may relate to the biblical tale of Noah’s ark I designed and created what I imagine Noah may have used to navigate his way round a flooded Earth. It is a double skinned brass and copper orb that splits into two separate halves and is held together by a brass cage which is also a set of navigational rings. The orb itself can be moved freely inside the outer cage. This piece was based on astrolabes used by ancient mariners.