As the Stars Go By

This body of work takes violent moments in American history that act as pivot points—where what came before feels separate from what follows—and, based on star calculation software, depicts the star rotation pattern above these moments in time. These hand-stitched works have the proportions of a movie screen, intended to suggest a representation of historical events through the distanced lens of observation, but by offering a literal vista they also place the viewer within that moment as witness, onlooker, participant.

The work is intended to act on many levels: as a memorial, as an actual vantage from a specific moment in history, but ultimately I am simply documenting an impassive cycle that is oblivious to the human violence below.

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