So after seeing the orrery in the Dark Crystal and a little conversation about the food chain, I have had a little jiggle with ideas. Taking a step away from the normative design of orrerys, I have been looking around the idea of making a mechanical tree orrery.
Here I have been looking at a mixture of metal/ mechanical trees as I like the idea of the constructed thing, symbolizing a tree with these very natural wooden objects symbolizing the bee etc.
These images (1,2) have a very cubic feel and are very interesting in its design. Un-natural yet somewhat natural?
I quite like 11 and 12 here as the mixture of wood and metal connecting with each other has a nice effect.