23 1/2 degrees North

This triptych will be part of an installation at an upcoming show at Visions West Contemporary in Denver. inspired by the summer equinox and glow of the night sky around the solstice: 23 1/2 degrees North (Midnight), carbonized graphite & encaustic on wood, 12"x56"x4"


Equinoxes are determined by the earth's axial tilt of 23 1/2 degrees which causes the magnetic north pole to "wobble" in a slow circle around the north pole of the ecliptic True North as the earth spins and revolves around the sun. The position of the equinoxes moves slightly every year against the background of stars located in the band of sky defined on earth by the Tropic of Cancer at 23 1/2 degrees north (of the equator).