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Midwinter Sky 2011
Glass, dichroic glass, fine silver foil,
fused, sandblast etched and diamond point etched
13 round
This piece, the third in the 'Lake of Sky' roundels, depicts the southeastern sky over Halifax on the evening of Mid-winter in 2011.(February 2nd)The asterison called the winter hexigon is featured in a pattern of dichroic glass circles. Each of these circles represents one of the brightest stars in the winter sky, as well as the brightest star in a constellation. The belt of stars from the constellation Orion is present as a wayfinding feature. The cardinal point (SE) and the equatorial gridlines are etched into the surface of the glass with diamond point and sandblasting.