About Ornaments of the Night

The seen and unseen of night and day's sky of stars and galaxies, celestial bodies and imagined matter is the basis for this exhibition, Ornaments of the Night.

This body of work celebrates Yir'ah, the ancient Hebrew word which describes that feeling one gets when standing in an open field in the dark of night looking up into the starry night sky; the feeling of awe, fear, love and beauty.

The night sky has inspired science, religion, philosophy and art throughout time.

Ornaments of the Night remind us that the constellations are there day and night. We may not see the stars as they combine into Canis Major and Leo Minor but, rather, see them combine into fantastic forms and shapes of our own devising.

Do city lights travel light years to distant stars or is it only that we see the stars as light years away?