Like some sort of primitive periodic table, "The Order of Things" sorts and systematizes bits and pieces of the stuff of everyday life. Still unfinished at 12 parts, "The Order" is destined to have 36 parts, each containing six related elements, for a total of 216 elements. The ultimate arrangement of the parts can only be known once all 36 are completed. Likewise, the remaining 144 elements are unknown, but can be predicted by those that precede them.

The Order of Things
The Order of Things (detail)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.
Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.

Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.
Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.

Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.
Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.

Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2011
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.
Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.

This replaces a piece created in 2011 that was donated to the Napa Valley Museum for its annual fund-raising event in 2012.

Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2011
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.
Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2011
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.

Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2011
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.
Nancy D. Brown The Order of Things Hydrocal, found objects
The Order of Things (detail)
2011
Hydrocal, found objects
4.5 x 5.5 x various in.

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