Look to the Heavens

Look to the Heavens considers historical moments when science, religion, and astrology intersect, depicting astronomical events where what is viewed in the heavens reflects on our culture below. From Galileo’s first spying of Jupiter’s moons confirming the earth was not at the center of the universe—a finding for which he was condemned as a heretic—to theories on the Star of Bethlehem as an astronomical object, these moments help locate us physically and metaphorically in the broader universe.

Using a computer program to calculate these historic vistas, I then sew the star patterns into painted, hand-dyed renderings of the night sky. Through the hand-sewing of these passages of time, I mirror my own contemplative act with the age-old existential act of stargazing.

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