Based on a map of the night sky in winter, representing the stars and constellations (roughly) in their correct position. Their names, often animals, influence the way I’ve drawn them (Dragon, Dog, Swan. Bear…). There are other symbols in the surrounding blue grid. I’ve used hand-made paper and intense blues using multiple washes of paint plus cobalt and other pigments. Silver leaf symbolises moonlight and the mystery of night-time.
handmade paper, acrylics, ink, pigments and silver leaf