Polar Opposites (private collection)
oil on panel
12 x 24 inches
This depiction of the north and south celestial poles is sectioned into territories by individual constellations. Adopting the classic color palette of political maps from the 1960’s combined with the unique puzzle piece shapes, I found this to be an intriguing ground for the star groups. Though the title has more of a connection to the climate of politics, it is the relationship of territories that holds true to this body of work. The background implies the time zone map nodding to the interconnectedness of space and time.
Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?
All images copyright Lori Tremblay