||EDITION NO. 1
Title: Die Jahre 2008 -2012
18.104.22.168.2 6 Ik, 10 Kankin - 22.214.171.124.0 4 Ahau, 3 Kankin
Die Maya Kalenderzyklen Lange Zählung, Tzolkin, Haab
und der Gregorianische Kalender
Year of publication: 2007
Copies: 30 pieces, hand-offset
Format: Leporello app. 156 cm x 50 cm
PAPER: Johannot-laid paper 240 g/qm
View the calendar here!
For a detailled description of the calendar you may download the appendix.pdf !
The calendar shows the Gregorian calendar of the years 2008 - 2012, in comparison to Mayan calendar cycles. Winter solstice of the year 2012 is the starting point of this work. On this day the sun can be found in the mouth of the galactic snake, the milky way; the sun crosses the equator of the sky, earth sun and the center of our galaxy are aligned. For the Maya this day is possibly the last day of the 13 Baktun of the long count, which startes app. 5125 years ago. Its not the end of time, its the beginning of a new episode of life on earth.
This edition is made up of 5 pages, each of them showing one year. Every page is divided into three parts:
The upper part shows the calendar round, a combination of the tzolkin and the haab. This row is running across all five pages describing the last 260 days of the 52-year cycle. The center part depicts single days of the year. The moonsnake is in the lower part of the page. It divides the Gregorian calendar into months and depicts the cycles of the moon.
In the center of pages 1, 2, 4 and 5 you see the southern or the northern hemisphere of the sky. The position of the sun and the planets are indicated for the spring and fall point, as well as the summer and winter solstice. In the center of page 3 you find the "calendar wheel", characterizations of all the Mayan and Gregorian elements of this calendar.
This work has won the "silver"-recognition at the international Calendar exhibition in Stuttgard in 2008. It may be viewed at:
- National Library in Leipzig
- National Library in Frankfurt/Main and
- University Library of Basle