Donated by: Susan Holcomb
Image size: 30”x30”
Paper size (for framing): 35”x35”
Le Stelle is a hand-signed digital print in an edition of 15. The work is printed on Hahnemühle acid-free cold-press paper using archival pigmented ink in a seven-color process.
We exist in a world etched by light, rounded by dark and defined by imagination. My art explores a metaphorical night landscape, referencing the cinematic pictorial space encountered in an idyllic American West. Archetypal images of the known (seascape and cityscape) are contrasted with those of the unknown (night sky and cosmos). Celestial objects, maps, grids and identifiers commonly used in astronomy, cartography and pictography are added to the art to form a cognitive map of the sublime. The blacks and blues of deep night skies exist alongside the lighter tones of evening skies in a landscape which aims to address the dual play of the real and the imagined.
My attempt to make sense of the universe is often at odds with the visceral feelings of grace and beauty I experience when viewing the natural world. Intuition and logic are not necessarily antithetical, and their melding can offer a limitless place from which to dream.
More about the artist: https://susanholcomb.com/
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