Lunar Rhythmic Revolution
Harborview Medical Center
A lunar calendar made of stone charts the wax and wane of change.
A lunar calendar starts on the sidewalk leading into Harborview Medical Center’s Ninth and Jefferson Building, charting the wax and wane of the moon, the ebb and flow of tides, and continues through the entryway and into the lobby. Robert Horner’s Lunar Rhythmic Revolution maps a year of the moon’s cycle, diagraming one full revolution of the earth around the sun.Made of precise inlaid travertine, quartzite, and slate, the 12 calendar months and 13 moon cycles depicted in the artwork emphasize the patterns created by gravitational relationships. Their shapes show change in many scales and dimensions, recalling the rhythms of life itself. Horner views the stones as testaments to time, their slow geological transitions as analogs to the healing process.
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Governed by the collective gravitational pull of the sun and the moon, the major water bodies on the earth undergo a distortive warping manifested in the rising and receding of the ocean water from the shore. Similar to the tides, our physical, emotional and spiritual biorhythmic energies undergo a transformation as a result of a variety of gravitational influences. –Robert Horner
An artist and designer, Robert Horner is based in Port Townsend, WA. Lunar Rhythmic Revolution was his first permanent public artwork. He later created Fluvial Migration: Mountain to Sea for the Murray CSO.
About the Location
Harborview Medical Center For more than a century, Harborview Medical Center has functioned as a unique community and regional resource. It is a county hospital, a teaching and research institution, a regional trauma and burn center, and the primary health care provider for many low-income and disenfranchised people in the community. Harborview embraces its mission of treating everybody…
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