These diorama - theaters are presented in a dark room where the only visable light appears from a star-filled sky devoid of light pollution. The theaters contain hand built model replicas of the playground structures found in the landscapes from the "Rocket Science" documentary series.
Constructed of wood, metal, branches, twigs, clay, paper, paint, plastic, and fluorescent bulbs. With some of the finished works I have included the original chacoal sketch.

DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2" Charcoal and pastel on paper
"Lunar Lander" (sketch)
2009
Charcoal and pastel on paper
21" x 13" (53 x 33 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Lunar Lander"
2009
26" x 32" x 23" (66 x 81 x 58 cm)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Lunar Lander" (sky detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2" Charcoal and pastel on paper
"My Fort, Your Fort" (sketch)
2009
Charcoal and pastel on paper
18" x 24" (45 x 60 cm)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"My Fort, Your Fort, #1" 2009
16" x 8" x 10" (40 x 8 x 10 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"My Fort, Your Fort, #1" (moon through forest view)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2" 16" x 17" x 12"  (40 x 43 x 30 cm)
"My Fort, Your Fort, #2"
16" x 17" x 12" (40 x 43 x 30 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"My Fort, Your Fort, #2" (thicket and sky detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"My Fort, Your Fort, #2" (landscape detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"The End"
21 5/8" x 30" x 15" (53 x 76 x 38 cm)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"The End" (navigation level detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"The End" (land and sky detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Frau im Mond"
17" x 30" x 15" (43 x 76 x 38 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Frau im Mond" (rocket detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Frau im Mond" (Earth detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2" Charcoal and pastel on paper
"Umbra" (sketch)
Charcoal and pastel on paper
18" x 24" (45 x 60 cm)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Umbra"
17" x 30" x 15" (43 x 76 x 38 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Umbra" (moon and tree detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Satellite"
24" x 12" x 11 1/2" (60 x 30 x 27 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Satellite" (sky detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Satellite" (dish detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Southern Path"
12" x 24" x 11 3/4" (30 x 60 x 27 cm)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Southern Path" (sky detail #1)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Southern Path" (rocket detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Radar Station"
17" x 29 3/4" x 15" (43 x 76 x 38 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Radar Station" (side detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Radar Station" (sky detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Setting For A Modern Fairy Tale"
16 1/2" x 13 1/2" x 18 1/2" (40 x 33 x 45 cm)

Title inspired by Joseph Cornell's "Setting For A Fairy Tale" 1942

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
"Setting For A Modern Fairy Tale" (detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI DIORAMAS "Rocket Science, Series 2"
Installation View
2009

View of 4 works from installation of 6 dioramas - theaters at the Rockland Center for the Arts

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