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|“Collecting the Sun” was an exhibition of multidisciplinary & participatory
works that explored Phoenix’s assimilation of the sun into its very fabric.
Drawing inspiration from Bradford Luckingham’s book “Phoenix, The History of a
Southwestern Metropolis” and a visit to the Pueblo Grande Museum, these
works were created on-site over a period of three weeks while in residence at
Collecting the sun both literally and metaphorically, these works aim to illuminate
where an ancient suns impact can be seen penetrating a contemporary Phoenix,
such as the appropriation of the sun as a logo for a modern professional sports
team, or the uncanny similarities spanning thousands of years between a
Hohokam ball court & stone ball discovered at Pueblo Grande to the game of
basketball the Phoenix Suns play today. In prehistoric Mexico, the ball bouncing
between the players on opposing teams represented the sun struggling to rise
out of the night sky and then falling again at the end of the day.
It is connections such as these are brought to light through the transformation
of these objects and situations, leading to a new understanding of the area.
|"The Rock (Hohokam to the NBA)"|
|“Studio for Re-Visions By Way of Carbonization”|
|“Portrait of a Star Made Possible Through its Own Irradiance”|
|“Portrait of a Logo Made Possible Through the Reality of Inspiration”|
|ALL WORKS & IMAGES © DANIEL BEJAR 2012|