Astrolabe ultraviolet inkjet on canvas 69 x 189 inches 2014
This is a large scale painting called Astrolabe. Named for the ancient highly accurate and sophisticated devices used to chart the heavens.
In my work, I use text to create abstract artworks. In this painting I used the names of all the stars visible in the night sky as a starting point. I trace the outlines of all the letters and then transform the shape of each letter into the final artwork, working by hand with digital tools.
Each colored line is a different letter. The entire image of the painting evokes finding ones place in the world, and in the greater universe.
I used the HP Latex 3000, with (DUGGAL) as the PSP. Great results and the artwork was aquired for a private collection from a solo exhibition. Looking forward to using this printer for many more paintings.