Art and Space - Recipe for a Star
RECIPE FOR A STAR: THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM AND THE SUPERNOVA FEEDBACK LOOP (2016)
Series of hydrogen-tea-towels
space dust, mostly 100% cotton
By Pam McKinlay and Christine Keller with David Hutchinson and Ian Griffin
Thousands of years ago our relationship with the macrocosm and microcosm was an intimate experience and the stars were our guide. Today we have lost touch with the Milky-way and are preoccupied with the mundane. In these tea towels we consider a new spaciographic iconography which acknowledges the enormity of space and the humbleness of our personal existence. They tell a story by presenting the big picture data but in an unassuming domestic guise. Ultimately everything we know, including ourselves, is made of space dust.