7:11AM 11.20.1979 79°55'W 40°27'N


Both a work for the general public and a memorial, this artwork brings 150 stars and planets down to the lawn of the garden, reflecting the exact sky that hovered over the garden at the moment of Anne Katharine Seamans' birth in 1979. After dark, a visitor to the garden sees the night sky twinkling from the lawn. In the day, 150 stone markers are hidden in the grass. We chose the 150 brightest objects of our sky. Consulting an astronomer, we selected a short phrase that expressed the most interesting thing about each sky object. These names and phrases are engraved on the stone markers. Fiber optic cable runs under the lawn, and up into fixtures that hold customized lightsticks surrounded by the granite markers.

Installed, 2009


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