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SAAD-COOK Janet with WARLICK M.E., Sun Drawing: Sculptures of Reflected Sunlight Connecting the Earth and Sky, Leonardo, Vol.22, N°2, pp.151-158, 1989

The author explains the development of her scuptural process calledSun Drawings. Using highly reflective materials that are bent in variousways and placed to intersect with direct sunlight, she creates brilliantforms of light that are refracted onto surfaces in the surroundingenvironment. With the rotation of the earth the angle of sunlight changes,and these light-forms undergo a subtle metamorphosis. The author describestemporary installations at the ruins of prehistoric southwestern AmericanIndian sun-marking sites as well as installations in museums. She also describesthe development of her materials from flexible plastic filmsto permanent materials such as dielectrically coated glass andmirrored bronze and steel. Her current work-in-progress is the Sun DrawingProject, a large hemispherical structure in New Mexico that willhouse a permanent Sun Drawing active throughout the full yearly cycleof the sun


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