16' x 10'x 12'
Commissioned for Burning Man, 2017
Currently installed in Joshua Tree, CA
Salvaged military airstrip control tower; structural steel; LED lights and electronics; fireproof upholstery; hand-blown glass flowers populated with mercury silvered plate glass; “planets” composed of reflective highway sign and glass beads; mercury silvered plate glass and quartz crystal.
A salvaged military airstrip control tower, Angel Queen is populated with hand-blown glass flowers as well as “planets” composed of a reflective array of glass beads, quartz crystal, and hand-silvered mirror. A sparkling galaxy of crystal and homemade mirror planets rotates around a ladder that leads into the roost. There the tension arises between the organic shapes and a technological idea of the future.