QUESTIONS TO HEAVEN-1, 2020
Original Archival Print
A0 - 118.9 cm H x 84.1 cm W
Edition of 10 plus 3 artist's proofs
QUESTIONS TO HEAVEN-1 makes reference to the new space race to planet Mars in 2020, with the first rocket launch made by China, closely followed by NASA and the United Arab Emirates in succession. The Chinese mission was named after the ancient poem called, Tianwen, the poem was written by Qu Yuan and means ''Quest for Heavenly Truth' - it raises questions about the stars and other heavenly bodies..... https://twnews.co.uk/uk-news/china-names-first-mars-exploration-mission-tianwen-1-after-an-ancient-poem. The montage like image includes a cryptonite crystal green rocket - a vision of China's TW-1 rocket. The black and white planets are of MARS - referring to digital mapping and topography of the red planet. The figurative clips are a jigsaw of the famous marble sculpture Mars and Venus with Cupid by Austrian sculptor, Leopold Kiesling made in 1809. Ultimately this myriad of images reflects both human ambition and scientific achievement and the more human motives of life made and led by humility and the humble heart.