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Adventures a la Carte: Star Axis
July 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Star Axis – PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE BEFORE PURCHASE
Architectonic Earth/Star Sculpture
This is an opportunity to tour one of the most extraordinary architectural earthworks in the Southwest. Star Axis is a part of the Land Art Movement begun in the 1960s and 70s by artist Charles Ross. Located about 1.5 hours from Santa Fe, Star Axis was conceived in 1971 and is now nearing completion. The earthwork is on an Egyptian or pre-Columbian scale and includes a Solar Pyramid from which you can view an hour of the Earth’s rotation. The central element of Star Axis—the Star Tunnel—is cut into the side of a mesa with an ascending 60-meter stairway, perfectly aligned with the axis of the earth. As you climb the stairs, you pass through 26,000 years of Earth/star history, viewing distant past and future aspects of Earth’s shifting alignment with the stars.
Eleven stories high and 1/10th mile across, Star Axis is an architectonic sculpture that literally places viewers inside the trajectory of the Earth’s axis. Like the observatories of many ancient cultures, Star Axis captures Earth/Star allignments. As Ross remarks, “Each element of Star Axis, every shape, every measure, every angle, was first discovered by astronomical observation and then brought down into the land—star geometry anchored in earth and rock.” www.staraxis.org
Lunch will be served on the veranda at neighboring Apache Mesa Ranch.
Saturday, July 23
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Limited to 30 guests – $150 per person
Location: Anton Chico, NM
Sponsor: Sarah Taylor, Mary Dale Gordon
Hosts: Charles Ross and Sarah Taylor
A full event will raise funds for 661 Kitchen Angel client meals!