12/23/2008

Sun Drawings Display for the Solstice

Wait. Stop. Before we move on I want to back-up with a post-script about the Winter Solstice.
Sunday Jim and I went to our friend Josephine's Open House to Welcome Back the Light. It was a gathering of friends with my long-time friend at the center of the warm and congenial crowd gathered at her house which is nestled in the woods.

She greeted her guests dressed as a woodland sprite - just the right note for a gathering to celebrate the beginning of the new year. An art historian, Josephine spent her days in the staid halls of academia until a few years ago. Now that she has retired she is exercising her playful side and its a joy to be with her.




When Josephine built her house she commissioned artist Janet Saad-Cook to create one of her Sun Drawings that would be seasonal - only responding to the Winter Solstice. So this is indeed a celebration of the return of the light - the sun drawings only dance on Josehines once a year.



A set of prisms drops from the ceiling. When the sunlight hits it
magical drawings appear on the white wall.
It is quite wonderful to see.
You can read more about the work of Janet Saad-Cooks
HERE. And there is a also display from Josephine's house.

4 comments:

Granny Sue said...

Now that is very cool, Ellouise. I love the idea of the prisms. I wonder if there would be some way to do that here...it would be more down-home, but hmmmm...

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