MORE SUN / MOON TRACINGS

 
 
  Lunartic Moonlight Dinner, Grand Coulee, WA. August 5, 2009, 10pm – 2am (119 d 21 m 52s W, 47 d 35 m 25 s N)   Digital print, acrylic  24x55in  By moonlight, the movement of shadows is traced every 20 minutes in the desert of eastern Washington.

Lunartic Moonlight Dinner, Grand Coulee, WA. August 5, 2009, 10pm – 2am (119 d 21 m 52s W, 47 d 35 m 25 s N)

Digital print, acrylic

24x55in

By moonlight, the movement of shadows is traced every 20 minutes in the desert of eastern Washington.

 
  Shadow Locomotion: 128 Years After Muybridge, The Red Barn, Stanford University, Palo Alto,  2004  Digital print 11x84 in  …an hourly recording of shadows from 11am – 5pm, February 28, 2004 at the site of Eadweard Muybridge’s sequential “horses in motion” photographs, commissioned by Leland Stanford in 1877.

Shadow Locomotion: 128 Years After Muybridge, The Red Barn, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 2004

Digital print 11x84 in

…an hourly recording of shadows from 11am – 5pm, February 28, 2004 at the site of Eadweard Muybridge’s sequential “horses in motion” photographs, commissioned by Leland Stanford in 1877.

 
 
  Mr. Yan’s Chair, 8:45am-4:45pm, Shenzhen, PRC, August 9, 2008 , 18x28 in, digital print  Digital print  18x28in  Documentation of sun study with chair and string. Sun rays were traced and made visible using colored string every 1½ hours. Shenzhen Institute of Fine Arts, Shenzhen, PRC.

Mr. Yan’s Chair, 8:45am-4:45pm, Shenzhen, PRC, August 9, 2008, 18x28 in, digital print

Digital print

18x28in

Documentation of sun study with chair and string. Sun rays were traced and made visible using colored string every 1½ hours. Shenzhen Institute of Fine Arts, Shenzhen, PRC.

 
  Work-in-progress Documentation, 2010  of plastic dogs on heliodon.

Work-in-progress Documentation, 2010  of plastic dogs on heliodon.

Two Dog Dial, 2010

Plastic, DVD, DVD player

Shadows cast by plastic canines are traced on a heliodon (a mechanical apparatus that simulates the sun) for each hour on the summer solstice, equinox and winter solstice. The shadow movement was then documented on video with voiceover announcing time and date. In the installation, the dogs watch themselves on video as their shadows grow and retreat through the day at each time of year.

 

  Installation view, Art Center Gallery, Calvin College, 2011

Installation view, Art Center Gallery, Calvin College, 2011

 
 
 
  Penguin , 2014  Shadows cast by a penguin are traced on a heliodon for each hour on the summer solstice, equinox and winter solstice.

Penguin, 2014

Shadows cast by a penguin are traced on a heliodon for each hour on the summer solstice, equinox and winter solstice.

 
 
  Space Needle on the Long Walk , 2010  Photo by Jen Graves  Shadows from a Leggo souvenir of the Seattle Space Needle were traced at each stop on the third and last day of The Long Walk, an event organized by artist Susan Robb for 40 artists walking 40 miles from Seattle to Snoqualmie Falls, WA.

Space Needle on the Long Walk, 2010

Photo by Jen Graves

Shadows from a Leggo souvenir of the Seattle Space Needle were traced at each stop on the third and last day of The Long Walk, an event organized by artist Susan Robb for 40 artists walking 40 miles from Seattle to Snoqualmie Falls, WA.

 
 
 
  Another Ligh t, 2006  Digital print 24x78 in  Hourly by sunlight and moonlight at Snoqualmie Pass, WA, 8:23am-4:23pm; 6:15pm-4:15am, February 11-12, 2006.  Left: my shadow by sunlight. Right: my shadow by moonlight.

Another Light, 2006

Digital print 24x78 in

Hourly by sunlight and moonlight at Snoqualmie Pass, WA, 8:23am-4:23pm; 6:15pm-4:15am, February 11-12, 2006.

Left: my shadow by sunlight. Right: my shadow by moonlight.

 
 
  Tilt , 2003  Digital print  18x40in     A shelf, a glass of water and a pencil describe and visualize the angle of declination of the sun at Solar Noon in Seattle on the Winter Solstice (top), the Equinox (middle) and the Summer Solstice (bottom).

Tilt, 2003

Digital print

18x40in

 

A shelf, a glass of water and a pencil describe and visualize the angle of declination of the sun at Solar Noon in Seattle on the Winter Solstice (top), the Equinox (middle) and the Summer Solstice (bottom).

 
 
 
  Gnomon at the Roman Forum, December 13, 2003   14 Digital Prints  Each 8x10in  Every 30 minutes during the opening hours (9am-3:30pm) of the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy.

Gnomon at the Roman Forum, December 13, 2003

14 Digital Prints

Each 8x10in

Every 30 minutes during the opening hours (9am-3:30pm) of the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy.

 
 
  Moondial, Banks Lake, Washington, August 29, 2004   7 C prints  Each 8x11in  Hourly by moonlight from 10pm – 4am.

Moondial, Banks Lake, Washington, August 29, 2004

7 C prints

Each 8x11in

Hourly by moonlight from 10pm – 4am.