Stardust - Limited Edition Print
As humans, we tend to equate death with sorrow and suffering. And yet, in so many ways, death is but a transformation of matter and energy into a new form. When David Bowie passed, I struggled with finding a way to honour his memory but also find some form of beauty and peace in his passing. I tried several concepts, but eventually, I decided that Bowie was a star, a light-bringer. As an astronomy geek, I thought about the powerful process of stars dying and how in doing so, they seed the universe with the elements of life. And so I thought of David Bowie's passing as the universe seeding itself with new creative energies; that from the dust of his passing, whole new worlds could be born. That thought became this piece; a visual depiction of the death of a star, but the birth of so much more. Thus, Stardust is a celebration of the timeless cycle of life. A star dies, and new elements are born and seeded throughout the cosmos.