|Title||Home Planetarium Survey|
|Artist / Creator||Heidi Neilson|
|Structure / Binding||Saddle stitch bound|
|Medium / Materials||Digital-offset printed|
|Number of Pages||16 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7.5 inches x 7.5 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 100|
Toy planetariums are essentially covered lamps which shine a replica of the night sky on the ceilings and walls; there are many different brands and models worldwide. Home Planetarium Survey displays seven toy planetariums and photograms of the constellation Orion as projected by the planetariums; the photogram constellation image was captured by exposing photosensitive paper directly with the light of the planetarium. Each depiction of Orion is identifiable but quite different from each of the others--reminiscent of the common legibility of alphabet letters between different handwritings or typefaces. A print on demand produced artist book with inventory currently on hand at 23 Sandy.
Artist BioHeidi Neilson works in drawing, printmaking and book arts with an occasional public project—all with conceptual inclinations. She has participated in residencies at the Visual Studies Workshop, the Lower East Side Printshop, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Kala Art Institute and Women’s Studio Workshop. She has exhibited widely, including at the Queens Museum of Art, the International Center for Prints New York, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Islip Art Museum, and The Drawing Center, and her work is included in over 50 museum and university collections. Originally from Oregon, Heidi received a BA in biology from Reed College and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and lives and works in New York.