This series is a tribute to my favorite author Joseph Campbell and his masks of god, reflecting on the veils of perception. Literally using a mask, I try to uncover secrets behind all stardust. Or at least to evoke sublime beauty.
Plants serve as object of contemplation, as portals to eternity. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics and the grain structure of historical photo technics I use vellum to observe petals and leaves.
The translucency of vellum provides various options of perception: It might act as a window to look through or as a canvas itself, a screen for projections like the walls in Platon’s Cave Allegory. It might also act as a reflecting surface like the diamonds in Indra’s net.
The titles are taken from asteroids’ names: they are literally stardust with view of earthrise, each one of them has a different perspective in terms of time and space, they all rotate around and are illuminated by the sun – just like us.
This series already has been selected for:
the TIFA Awards 2022 – Silver in Fine Art, yeah!
the IPA Awards 2022 – Official Selection and Honorable Mentions
the 18th POLLUX Awards 2022 – Honorable Mentions
PEARL PRESS MAGAZINE – GRAYSCALE issue
The HAND MAGAZINE issue #39
HUMANA OBSCURA MAGAZINE issue #05
Exhibited at BARCELONA 2022 FOTO BIENNALE at Foto Nostrum Gallery in October 2022.