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'Celestial Neighborhood'

Year: 1980
Size: 24 1/2 x 30
Medium: Acrylic, montage

The title is derived from astronomy as an area next to our galaxy which is remarkably empty. This far-out cosmic reference may seem uncharacteristic of the artist, but it seems to show here about certain relativity between the local and global aspects of life. The artist collage the earth's photo itself that merges identically to the marbling effects of water print. Is this visual pun or illusive play suggests the earth's fragility to human powerplay? A feeling of depravity is implied through the montage of a child's head and famine-stricken Ethiopians. In this part of the void, the sense of emptiness echoes back to us as well, so it seems.