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 II
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II Charcoal and pastel on paper
"Lunar Lander" (sketch)
2009
Charcoal and pastel on paper
21" x 13" (53 x 33 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Lunar Lander"
2009
26" x 32" x 23" (66 x 81 x 58 cm)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Lunar Lander" (sky detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II 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 II
"My Fort, Your Fort, #1" 2009
16" x 8" x 10" (40 x 8 x 10 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"My Fort, Your Fort, #1" (moon through forest view)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II 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 II
"My Fort, Your Fort, #2" (thicket and sky detail)

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

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"The End" (navigation level detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"The End" (land and sky detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Frau im Mond"
17" x 30" x 15" (43 x 76 x 38 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Frau im Mond" (rocket detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Frau im Mond" (Earth detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II Charcoal and pastel on paper
"Umbra" (sketch)
Charcoal and pastel on paper
18" x 24" (45 x 60 cm)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Umbra"
17" x 30" x 15" (43 x 76 x 38 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Umbra" (moon and tree detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Satellite"
24" x 12" x 11 1/2" (60 x 30 x 27 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Satellite" (sky detail)

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"Satellite" (dish detail)
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"Southern Path"
12" x 24" x 11 3/4" (30 x 60 x 27 cm)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Southern Path" (sky detail #1)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Southern Path" (rocket detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Radar Station"
17" x 29 3/4" x 15" (43 x 76 x 38 cm)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Radar Station" (side detail)

LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"Radar Station" (sky detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
"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 II
"Setting For A Modern Fairy Tale" (detail)
LAUREN ORCHOWSKI Dioramas II
Installation View
2009

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

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