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"Music of the Spheres"
1994 painted steel with chimes 22' x 120' x 8'
City of Laguna Beach, CA Public Art Commission, Fred Lang Park

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This piece is named for an ancient theory, confirmed by 17th century astronomer Johannes Kepler, that planetary motion produces the same numerical ratios found in musical harmonies. The sculptures contain 12 colors and 12 tones and represent the 12 major triads, the rotating earth, the 12x2 hours of the day, the rising and setting sun, the phases of the moon and the harmony of the seascape.

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