Photo: Etienne Frossard

The Planets

Public art commission (2016)
Public School PS163Q, Queens, New York
Powder coated steel
Commissioned by the NYC Department of Education,
NYC School Construction Authority, and the NYC
Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
Fabricator: New Project
Consultant: Nathalie Pozzi

The Planets is a model of the solar system (the 8 planets and the Sun) and a collection of phrases—planetary mnemonics—written by the students of PS163Q and mounted on the walls surrounding the model. A planetary mnemonic is a phrase used to remember the order of the planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.