Starry Transit - An Installation by Martha Glowacki

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Natural Philosophies

Martha Glowacki, Natural Philosophies, 2005,
five panels, each 39 inches high x 23-1/2 inches
long x 3-1/4 inches deep, wood, paper, copper,
brass, pigments, bird bones.

Panel 1 Panel 2 Panel 3 Panel 4 Panel 5

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Read the poem Snow Geese by Mary Mercier

Read A TABLE of the Right ASCENSION and
DECLINATION of the principal FIXED STARS
by Thomas Wright
.

PANEL 1:

Panel 1

I have seen their signature by day
When the ticker-tape twinkling
of their wings
interrupts the blue-marina sky.
And I have heard them at night
when only their barking tells me
who they are.