Night Life

This set of 4 panels is one long transformation across 4 different stars and back again. The landscape moves from sea to mountains to plains to hills mirroring the United States. With the flow of movement between the stars and the identical phase of the moon throughout, I’m hoping to celebrate the differences while expressing the unity of the people.

Positive and negative space play with each other along the piece, my intent being to use both to express the main as well as the secondary imagery. Each panel shows one set of stars in the carved wood and the second set in the painted wood; the negative space of the one becoming the positive space of the other. The crescent of the moon, what we sometimes imagine as the entire heavenly body, I depict here as the exposed edge of the very material sphere.

Each panel is 28 inches high, 22 inches wide, and 3/4 of an inch thick. The series is designed to be hung with 1 inch spaces between each panel.

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