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Solar System Circoncentric

Generative artwork by © CMOORE 2022

This is an artwork made by drawing concentric circles of alternating color and transparency around the locations of the planets in the Solar System as they move through their orbits from a start date to an end date. At the center is the Sun, then the inner planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, and the outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus. The size of the circles correspond to the mass of the planet and its distance from the Sun. Over time, redrawing the locations, a complex and pleasing geometric figure is woven in respect to the great processes of our world. Changing the parameters changes the resulting image, making any unique image you create available to order in a metal print. ____ Prints are available and inquiries for custom dimensions or formats welcomed.

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Its value over time is in that it will exist and in physical formats hardly fluctuate. Bitcoin can be exchanged for Ouruboroi like cash or credit, while Ouruboroi bite into their own tails.

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Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - chapter 32

The Tao is forever undefined.
Small though it is in the unformed state, it cannot be grasped.
If kings and lords could harness it,
The ten thousand things would naturally obey.
Heaven and earth would come together
And gentle rain fall.
Men would need no more instruction
     and all things would take their course.

Once the whole is divided, the parts need names.
There are already enough names.
One must know when to stop.
Knowing when to stop averts trouble.
Tao in the world is like a river flowing home to the sea.

                public planets: any[];
                    public distances: number[];
                    public mercDists: number[];
                    public sqrtDists: number[];
                    public yearDays: number[];

                    constructor() {
                        // round log e Distance from Sun * 10; Mercury, Venus...Saturn, Uranus
                        this.planets = [
                                {'radius': 1, 'mass': 10}, // sun
                                {'radius': 41, 'mass': 1},
                                {'radius': 47, 'mass': 4},
                                {'radius': 50, 'mass': 4},
                                {'radius': 54, 'mass': 2},
                                {'radius': 67, 'mass': 10},
                                {'radius': 73, 'mass': 8},
                                {'radius': 80, 'mass': 7},
                                {'radius': 84, 'mass': 7},

                        // log orbit distances
                        this.distances = [

                        // mercury orbit unit distances to sun
                        this.mercDists = [

                        // square root of average distance to sun
                        this.sqrtDists = [


                        // orbital period, in earth days
                        this.yearDays = [
## Solar Cycles/Ouruboroi In a view of the solar system from above, each planet is drawn as a paired circle with the sun, orbiting as if each were a pole in a yin-yan symbol, overlaid as black and white features averaging to grays that outline the intersections of circles that vary in size and location and layer. The planets orbit around the Sun at different speeds based on their mass and the size of their orbit. The resulting model is an orrery, a clockwork with each feature rotating at a rate relative to the astronomy. A yin-yan is the ancient circular symbol depicting a unity of opposites in black and white duality, ever turning. An ouruboros is an ancient circular symbol of a snake or dragon whose mouth consumes its own tail representing a zero-sum system. The plural ouruboroi is a number of these uruboros. What can be seen through these paired with one another? To my mind, an imagining of imprints on the electromagnetic sprectrum across the disc. In the great stasis of the system of masses of the Sun, Earth, Moon and all other planets, idea forms endure and enrich invisible truths. This artwork is a digital generative art series, animations, and associated source code and data. It happened to be created during the timeframe of the brief NFT boom and bust of 2020-22.
# Solar System AKA 10,000 Things ## From *Work In Circles* From the digital series, "Solar System Circoncentric" combines a Taoist symbol with space and binary time to abstractly represent a development of reality in deterministic gravitational-wave metaphors. Interesting to note that the source data for the initial radii and rotational velocities were based from NASA data about the planets in our Solar System, yet the complexities of the images elicit visual interest more reserved for a micro scale view such as those of particles and wavelengths. Each image in the ongoing generative process is itself a still artwork, rendering many thousands of unique artworks from observations of many thousands of days and nights. Additionally, at the pixel densities computed through to multiple decimal places, Moire Patterns in the visual interactions between the work and the viewers' screen-specifications further uniquely determine that representation. Later iterations of the generative procedure reveal the patterns left in deep space by the gravitational motions of the solar system as a selected fractal of the galaxy and beyond, perhaps to the essential substrates of existence.