Constellation 5 by Daniele Pollitz, Acrylic Paste and Spray Paint
Acrylic Paste and Spray Paint
Daniele Pollitz found her inspiration for "Orion's Belt" during her visit to the Mojave Desert, in Joshua Tree. In the absence of moonlight and without any "city glow", the breadth of an endless summer meteor shower filling the desert sky left her contemplating a certain closeness to the heavens. She named each piece for constellations, inspired by both mythology and collective, mysterious forms in the sky. These 3D-sculpted canvases are a palette of mixed media (sand, broken glass, pigments, acrylic paint). They appear to explode in circular motion with "diamond dust", reverent to the sky: they are quiet monuments of shooting stars, moons, open skies, and planets.