Sarah Duncan has recently completed an MA in Multidisciplinary Print Making at UWE. In 2014 she spent two weeks at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, the largest collection of telescopes in the world. Located 7000 ft elevation above Arizona’s Sonoran Desert in the Tohono O’Odham reserve, Kitt Peak houses 25 optical and 2 radio telescopes. During this residency Sarah was able to gain insight into the actual telescopes, astronomy, and collect visual references and data to inspire her practice.
‘’I spent the nights photographing and drawing the stars, galaxies, nebulas and planets. I find the process of drawing and painting the stars is mesmerizing and meditative. The images expand and stars are born – much like in the universe. My series of prints have been inspired by my time spent at Kitt Peak and hope to explore the delicate equilibrium that we live in.’’
paper size 70cm x 70cm