We Are All Made of Stars…

We Are All Made of Stars: Matters of Scale, 2017  (cyanotype, screenprint, and photolithography on fabric, using breast tissue microslide and sky survey photographic negative)

We Are All Made of Stars: Matters of Scale, Box Set, 2018  (cyanotype, screenprint, and photolithography on fabric, using womb lining microslide and sky survey photographic negative, handmade hinged box)

 

 

In August 2017 I spent two weeks on a residency focused on light and astronomy in Atina, Italy. Work begun onsite was developed into finished pieces in London in the months following.

 

To begin, there was light and colour. Blue sky enveloped the earth, a sky-skin stretching from one horizon to the other. Variations in hue and value demanded a broader vocabulary than simply blue, and so I spent days looking, observing – delighting in it. Over time, observation merged with memory and imagination. The natural world was disrupted by an abandoned hospital; medical images mingled with astronomical plates. Sky became a bridge connecting body and space, confusing boundaries, confounding time. In the end, everything became one thing and I no longer sensed the distinctions.