Wish You Were Here

gouache on digital prints

17 x 17 in each

2020

This series juxtaposes historic cartographic labels for the unknown and hobo glyphs (the meaning of which are noted in each title) onto snippets from the Hubble Deep Field image. These pieces are multi-generational collaborations, with a making process that spanned decades. My late maternal grandfather worked on the Hubble in Sunnyvale, CA, when I was a kid without a clue of the significance regarding his work and before it departed our little planet.

In light of the recent rise in discussion regarding billionaires spending too little on the welfare of human life on Earth (and too much on superfluous efforts related to space exploration during a time when the welfare of human life on earth is in dire need of help), I can’t help but agree. Nonetheless, I don’t always call all the shots, so this work was made with the intention of inspiring the kinda visionary ambition we need and to make the best of what we’ve been given. 

Mountainous & Unexplored (Good Road to Follow)

Terra Incognita (This Is the Place)

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Hic Svnt Dracones (Sky's the Limit)