Shuvinai Ashoona
John Noestheden

Earth and Sky

February 2008
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This original, collaborative drawing was created for Stadthimmel-Citysky, an event at the 2008 Basel art fair. The imagery integrates a landscape of summer berries and plants, duck eggs, rocks and multiple horizons drawn by Ashoona with a skyscape of celestial bodies that includes stars, galaxies and a comet conceived by Noestheden. Recalling the places where Ashoona camped and fished with her family, the landscape also demonstrates the impact of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in times past. The celestial events in Noestheden’s sky are enlarged from drawings by the 15th-century German astronomer Peter Apian and contemporary star guides for astronomers.
Title
Earth and Sky
Date
February 2008
Medium
Drawing
Materials
pen and black ink, coloured pencil, graphite, collage, and adhered glass crystals on wove paper
Dimensions
34.3 x 485 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2009
Accession number
42369

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