Joyce Westrop

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Universe Installations

        The Artist Gallery

Etched, ground and welded steel plates.

My ideas of space oscillate between science and myth, Astronomy and Astrology. What would it mean if I blended the two concepts into one object? To

find out, I used the size and weight of twelve sheets of steel as a scientific approximation of compressing the infinite vacuum of space into a sixteenth of

an inch. I drew the constellations and star charts onto the steel by welding, drilling and grinding. Then I suspended the night sky from a grid structure.

By blending of the symbols of “real” space and “represented” space I came up with something that seems truer, like an avatar of space. I use this

avatar to explore our relationship with the Universe and the meaning we find in its complex system of remote stars.

 

Joyce Westrop, art, visual art, visual artist, Ottawa, Canada, installation, tire, drawing, sculpture, tire

sculpture, printing, photography, montage, exploded tire