Observatory, 2008Epoxy, fiberglass8' × 2' × 1' each, overall dimensions variable

Barbara Westermann’s Observatory is a cluster of architectonic objects that suggest the ability to transmit and receive worldly and otherworldly music and/or information. They are objects of and for meditation and introspection. The sculptures reflect and absorb light and sound like a tree’s leaves; a conceptual, aural photosynthesis. All the “satellites” are sculptures made from molds of satellite dishes, molded and hewn away from a prefabricated look. The installation underscores relationships between exterior and interior architecture, public and private arenas.


Sep 7, 2008 – Mar 1, 2009 Open Space: Barbara WestermannBarbara Westermann