Nancy Kimball Baumgarten, M.L.A.
Landscape Architect turned Designer-Consultant-Author
Nancy Kimball Baumgarten Designs
Designs Services & Books
Do you have a vision for your project that needs some graphics? I would be delighted to translate YOUR creativity into the Visual field to meet your needs.
Please call Nancy at 828.398.4711 for a free initial consultation on your vision and needs. I am a patient listener who LOVEs to create a design that truly fits your own image – not mine – yours!
Do you or your organization would like a custom Orbital Calendar that shows all your events?! CALL Nancy 828.298.2592
How it came to be:
This vision of a circular calendar sprang to life over 15 years ago while working in Landscape Architecture and environmental design. It has been evolving ever since for me with my passion to study sacred geometry and to live unity consciousness.
The Orbital Calendar ) began in one of those instantaneous “aha” moments that may hit any one of us. It’s 1988, I’m working as a civilian for the engineering division of the Navy base, doing environmental restoration projects. Reading the morning paper to gather any environmental news.
‘What’s this? Over 30% of all high school graduates are not POSITIVE that the Earth goes around the Sun?
Whaaaat? and 10% of HARVARD graduates aren’t positive either?
In that very instant a whole image of making it totally obvious settled in my vision…. and from there the passion to flush out the details kept gnawing at me for several years.
It seems to me that if our visual cues can better match our physical reality through this geo-spatial map and thereby increase each person’s awareness of their personal kinship with our planetary and galactic community, we can more easily affect peace and harmony on our planet.
Two goals are at the forefront of the development of this project:
• local-system geo-spatial map literacy
• increased awareness of each person’s kinship with the planetary community
Major concepts are introduced using the calendar-map to demonstrate space/time relationships, using the human body to describe planetary movements, and using cultural history to create an interpretive context.
To get to heart of humanities’ connection to universe, I studied the Mayan timekeepers work, mostly through the studies of John Major Jenkins. For me, a visual spatial learner, I had to put all that data into a graphic example. OH! It is amazing what that culture held in it’s galactic knowing. I am most excited to have developed the graphic conceptual model you will see in the advanced calendar studies section.