7/31/2010

Leora Lutz (98)





Leora Lutz (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 134
www.leoralutz.com

"Constellations & stars over the North Pole, including the Pole Star in blue and the following stars and formations in gold grommets: Orion, Ursa Minor, Ursa Major, Cornal Borealis, Pegasus, Corvus, Procyon and Sirius"
grommets, paper, cotton thread on vintage atlas page of Milky Way circa 1963.
4" x 6" 2010

--statement--

The art I make questions and defines our sense of place through the use of emotive words in conjunction with notions of man-made vs. natural environments and ephemeral movement. I use Language and man-made means to portray invisible lines such as plane flight, bullet paths, wind, and in this case, space travel.

Lately, I have been "translating" words into flight paths & denoting
constellations. These are reminders of mans' interaction with nature in the
largest, vast portion of the landscape - the Sky. With the advent of technology and science, man has created the ability to move through the sky, constantly crisscrossing through a place that cannot be fully inhabited. The sky is there, for us to interact with, only to find ourselves eventually grounded again.

In this lesson of seeming futility, perhaps this inquire into the unknown becomes a comforting cycle in exploring the things around us that are essentially outside our grasp.

3 comments:

Fluxface in Space said...

Leora - Great to have you in the exhibit. Thank you!

blog revisited said...

thank you for helping put this together! i am excited to be a part.

Cecil Touchon said...

arrived at museum