HEAVENLY FORMS

A study in the sacred geometry observable in the movement of the planets in our solar system. The following simulations display the relative positioning of planet pairs as they orbit the sun. The outer and inner circles are the simplified orbits of the two planets. Moving clockwise, every 6% of a year, on the outer planet, a line is drawn from the outer orbit to the inner orbit representing the distance between two planets at that moment in time. I simulated every permutation of the 8 planets in our solar system (plus Pluto) and selected my favorites below.

From there I laser engraved the resulting simulations into acrylic sheets. Then I mounted the sheets in CNC’ed cherry wood frames which enclose LED strips that illuminate the engraved designs. Pieces range from 30 - 48 inches wide.


 

Simulations

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