August 24, 2012

Celestial Geometry

Lea Andersson

       Standing on the rim of Roden Crater, the sky gave us something Turrell never could have measured, mapped, or predicted.  As the sun slipped below the horizon in the west, the clouds split into a perfect ‘V’ shape in the east, isolating a triangular section of the twilight sky.  I was reminded that if we are open to seeing, the heavens can offer us precise moments of unmediated magic without piles of money or blueprints.  I don’t know if this phenomenon will ever occur again, but I hope that in 2,500 years, someone will emerge from Roden Crater, stand on the rim, and ponder triangles.

Lea Andersson

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