Sine Sole Soleo

Tinker London, 2010

Sine Sole Soleo (without the sun I’m silent) is a kinetic sundial that responds to light from any direction, adjusting its position until a shadow falls on the correct time.

An avid walker with an interest in architecture and green spaces throughout London, I was struck by the preponderance of sundials in the city—as well as by the fact that, given the frequency of overcast weather (and attendant lack of shadows), they were often useless for telling the time. As a somewhat tongue in cheek response, I built an indoor sundial that retains some of a traditional sundial’s esthetics but is removed from its context.

Sine Sole Soleo was exhibited at Unleashed Devices at Watermans Arts Centre in September 2010.