I did this work for the Youth Art Committee exhibition ‘Unbound’.
“YAC invited young artists to alter found books, in any way possible. Books have been re-formed, morphed, combined, transformed, destroyed, dismantled, transfigured, responded to and adapted. “
‘We are all made of star dust’ Collaged images from five Learn-to-Read books on gessoed Fabriano
In my art practice I usually use images from books and magazines to create my paintings. For this project instead of using the images for references I chose to use the actual images removed from the books. I collected together five children’s learn-to-read books about space, the universe, Earth and the creatures that live in it.
This image represents a section of the DNA molecule which forms the basis of most life on Earth. I was influenced by Carl Sagan’s quote: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” -Cosmos
This artwork was later used for The Zoup’s new album cover “Symbiotic”