The work\'s based on traditional star catalogues in which the outlines of mythological creatures were fitted to the patterns of stars in the sky, creating the constellations we are familiar with today. Later when Western explorers mapped the parts of the Southern sky not visible from Europe, some of the constellations they chose were more contemporary such as Microscopium (the Microscope) and Pyxis (The Mariner�s Compass). This work extends that concept to the present day by creating entirely new constellations based on elements of our modern world and fitting them to the real stars of the Southern sky.
It\'s a sort of a reflection of the world below which aims to simply illustrate the modern world, not to judge it. It...
Iíve been creating art for as long as I can remember. Itís what I was really good at in school though way back in the sixties in the grimy schoolrooms of Northern England, art wasnít the sort of thing men, or women for that matter, did to survive. A boy needed something more practical with which to go cap in hand to his masters and betters seeking a living. So, like most of the other kids, I studied what I was told would earn me a place in the world. In my case that was science.
I completed my Honours in Physics and Electronics at St Andrews University and even collected a nice shiny medal for my academic efforts which looks rather nice in the library. I then went on to complete a PhD in solid state physics before moving to Australia to...
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