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Meanwhile, More Light, 2008

Dennison Hall (now Weiser Hall),

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

adhesive vinyl on glass

 

A response to images based on astronomical research, with special focus on the work of astronomers from the University of Michigan Department of Astronomy.  This project represents a small sample of the creative ways in which astronomers explore the universe, using both calculation and instrumentation to detect and study wavelengths of light.  Open to the changing face of skies and seasons, it condenses a concatenation of thoughts about light and motion by responding to changing ambient light, the movement of viewers past the reflective windows, and the chance juxtapositions of overlapping planes of vision that seeing them demands.  Floating between the reflected world and the view beyond, its flat planes of saturated color aspire to evoke the intellectual vitality and breathtaking wonder of our search for knowledge about the cosmos.

 

Commissioned for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei, and the University of Michigan theme semester, The Universe: Yours to Discover.