An unpolluted night sky that allows the enjoyment and contemplation of the firmament should be considered and inalienable right of humankind equivalent to all other environmental, social and cultural rights - UNESCO
Both wave and particle, light can harm or heal, reveal or hide truths, it directly interacts with our hearts, minds and bodies. Humans are made of the waters of our birthplaces, the flesh of animals eaten by our ancestors, the very air they breathed. We are the brothers and sisters of stars. The iron they’re made of, literally in our blood, connects us, with black dirt, with Supernovas, with myths and stories, and with each other. If we consistently ignore our interconnected parts, neither self knowledge or understanding of our world, is possible. The internet connects us as never before at an intellectual level. What is missing is first hand experience. You cannot walk a mile in your brother’s moccasins by reading about his walk online. A person’s hand touching the bark of an ancient Redwood cannot be replaced by an image search. And even the gorgeous photos taken of Orion’s Flame Nebula could never expand a human heart like lying on a blanket, holding the hand of a loved one, and staring at the vast night sky.
A portion of all profits from this exhibition will be donated to the International Dark Sky Association. To learn more about their work and light pollution in general visit: www.darksky.org.
In addition each of these pieces can be customized for specific spaces.