60″ x 23″
CAT’S EYE LOOKING ACROSS THE GALAXY
This is a work of astronomic fiction. In the center is a depiction of the Cat’s Eye Nebula. Moving transversely across the “sky” we see a diagrammatic view of a “linear galaxy”. The surface of the painting is a “cineramic arc” with cutouts where nebulae are painted on the underside of the surface and are reflected in mirrors on the back panel. The viewer is indeed transported into “deep space.”
As an artist, you are always envisioning how to play with the illusion of physical space. The wall that the art hangs on is usually the end of that space. However, when you add mirrors, you extend space through the wall and your own reflection creates movement inside the painting, making you part of the voyage.