The Japanese kanji , graphically combines 戸 “door” and 日 “sun” to make 間 “Ma.” These principles established the Sunshaft Stone series and progressed an impulse to bring light into stone. Research into Scandinavian celestial traditions, combined with an established study of mathematics in nature, led to collaboration with John Stocke, professor of astronomy at University of Colorado Boulder to calculate the position of the sun at various geographic points at significant celestial moments. The results are rectangular cut stones, each pierced by an aperture carved at an angle so that a square of light is cast within the stone’s shadow at noon each solstice or equinox.
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