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of the Planets"
pair of planets creates a single dance. It does not
matter which of the two you stand on, the dance of
the partner around you will be the same. These
drawings are plots of the synodic motion of a given
planet as seen from the center of another planet,
the loops are retrograde motion. A synod is a
meeting, a coming together. These drawings chart
the intervals between successive conjunctions of
two celestial bodies. Because planetary motion and
music share many of the same mathematical ratios I
have filled in the drawings with various patterns
of chords and scales. Dances of the Planets is a
suite of eight 20" X 20" piezo prints on German
etching paper completed in 2006.