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H E A T H E R    H A R V E Y Burnt Red Cosmic Sunshine 133-111-544  Paint, holes in wall
Burnt Red Cosmic Sunshine 133-111-544 (Hole Drawing – Solar Elevation and Azimuth Recordings, Baltimore)
2012
Paint, holes in wall
77 x 111 inches

Holes in wall are arranged using data from the elevation and azimuth of the sun as recorded in Baltimore over the course of a year. A year of setting and rising suns alludes to the passage of time, and the ephemeral specificity of a particular day in a particular place. The stratigraphic layers of paint revealed in the distressed wall point to specific moments in time, and what comes before or after. Data is a starting point to impose order and rationality over chaos and destruction. The title is excerpted from True Value Hardware Paint Colors used in the work.

Elevations and azimuths are used for geometric triangulation to compute the far more mysterious measurements of deep space and the relation of one celestial body (sun) to another (earth). Triangulation is also a metaphor for the creative process: oblique combined strategies to solve conceptual or aesthetic problems.
Burnt Red Cosmic Sunshine 133-111-544