Phoenix Transect Project

PROJECT: A Series of Cosmological Coincidences At a Home in Mesa


In my life there are two positions I occupy that can seem, at the same time commonplace and extraordinary: my place in a family as a father and husband, and my place in the universe. This dichotomy—the way that a moonrise or the birth of a child can be so very common and yet, feel so heartbreakingly unique—is a particular condition of our post-enlightenment knowledge of the world. We are aware of what makes us small, what makes us ordinary, even insignificant, but we can’t fight the sensation that the things we see, feel and do are worthy of consideration. It is why we love, why we fight, why we get up to face a new day: because of an unfounded belief that our place in the universe is rare and unrepeatable. This work lies at the intersection of these two worlds, where the eternal and infinite can be found in a yard in Mesa.

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Reflection of the Rising Moon Over Our Home, Mesa, Arizona
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Date: 2/2013
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Residential, Urban, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Looking at the Sun With Emmett
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Date: 2013
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: The Moon Setting Over Our Home
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Date: 2012
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Reflection of the Moon in Two Teacups, Mesa, Arizona
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Date: 2014
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Movement of Venus Described by Christmas Lights, Mesa, Arizona
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Date: 2013
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Cosmos, Mesa, Arizona
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Date: 2013
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: The Motion of Jupiter Described by Extension Cord
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Date: 2014
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Transit of the Moon in a Dog Bowl, Mesa, Arizona
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Date: 2014
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: The Moon and Flight Paths
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Date: 2013
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Patio Moonrise, Mesa, Arizona
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Date: 2013
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Orbit
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Date: 2012
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Reflection #2, Mesa, Arizona
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Date: 2014
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Eclipse
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Date: 2013
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Cosmos, Private Space, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: David Shannon-Lier
Title: Eclipse of the Moon Over Our Home
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Date: 4/2014
Location: Mesa
Keywords: Backyard, Private Space, Urban, All Images

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