Wrapped up in a blanket, I witnessed a full lunar eclipse in the middle of the night. The sky is an ultimate touchstone for me, representing spaciousness, the infinite, the big mystery… I sometimes need a reminder that I am just a tiny being on this spinning planet in a solar system, within one galaxy among multitudinous galaxies—levity. May I carry that around with me, please? Eclipsis Lunar became part of an ongoing series I call Secret Skies in which I play with a physical way of bottling up, translating, of trying to comprehend the unfathomable with a bit of humor. Within a rustic handmade cabinet I constructed out of an old box, wooden panels and vintage hardware, a fantasy stage set of night. Two moments of a “lunar eclipse” were cut from mica sheeting and adhered within a removable antique compact case. Have lunar eclipse, will travel.
|Place of Publication||Tuscon, AZ|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Sculptural bookwork|
|Medium/ Materials||Mixed media assemblage, encaustic painting in an antique box, wax pencil and chalk drawing of a ca. 1552 lunar eclipse diagram on an old school slate; antique copper compact, mica, branches, sheets of handmade abaca paper with walnut ink and encaustic|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||17.5 x 25 x 10 inches (open)|
|Signed and Numbered?||No|