Paul Ramírez Jonas
Artist in the Public Realm

Model, 1968 (2000)

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MATERIALS: A solar system model from 1968, 9 small fruits and vegetables, candle.

    This sculpture is a functional model of the solar system. Using the diagram at the base of the model, the fruits can be arranged to model any month of the year 1968. The sun is a candle in a fire proof lantern. The fruit are allowed to decay. The candle has to be replenished daily and burns for 6 hours.