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Printed on reflective gold paper and therefore, because of reflections, very difficult to photograph! Unique changing color blend of blue/grey water and a blend of blue/ green / cream hues cross the topographical star pattern.

"These United Stars" was created during a contentious election year and the unusually tumultuous weather conditions brought on by Hurricane Sandy. This piece became about searching for that which unites us as a country. It shows our mighty bodies of water, assaulting NYC at the time, using tessellations torqued using ocean wind data from NOAA. It leaves political boundaries, precincts, blue and red states out in favor of expressions of our shared topography. This topography in turn is depicted using a hierarchy of tessellated star patterns from a12th Century mosque. Such tessellations are a mathematically rich spiritual symbol of interlocking repeating unity.

The five panels are screen printed on reflective Mirri paper to unite the work with the environment in which it is hung. Changing light conditions, colors and visitors to the room all become a part of the piece. It is dynamic and changing throughout the day.

Handprinted as an edition of 7 unique monoprints (each one has a different color combination and background of gold, silver or copper).

Materials used:

Screenprinted Japanese reflective Mirri paper

“These United Stars: Pentaptych Map of the US” (2012)


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This artwork is sold by Raylene Gorum from United States

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