On the left side of this diptych is an Anasazi cliff dwelling in modern day Arizona. The Anasazi, which is a Navajo word for “ancient ones” or “ancient enemies,” disappeared from the Southwest around 1100 C.E., many hundreds of years before the contemporary tribes moved to the area.
The photograph on the right shows a ring of geostationary and geosyn-chronous spacecraft hovering over the equator at a distance of 36,000km. At this altitude, atmospheric drag does not affect the spacecraft. That being the case, these spacecraft, many of which are no longer functioning, will remain in orbit in virtual perpetuity
Artifacts (Anasazi Cliff Dwellings, Canyon de Chelly, Spacecraft in Perpetual Geosynchronous Orbit, 35,786 km Above Equator)
40 x 50 inches