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LOOK BACK IN TIME

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LOOK BACK IN TIME ~ RUSSELL CROTTY AND THE LICK OBSERVATORY
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art  |  November 13, 2016 - February 26, 2017 

The summer of 2016 was spent in studio with my husband Russell Crotty, giving him conceptual and technical assistance on his 2-year project with the IAS Santa Cruz, Lick Observatory and the SJICA. The installation of Russell's site-specific work is based on current theories on the evolution of the universe. The piece takes the form of an engaging, walk-through environment that depicts an interpretation of a theoretical walk back in time, from the modern universe to the Big Bang. Multiple elements include backlit fabric scrims coated with bio-resin, embedded drawings, and sculptural objects. The scrims and sculptures represent scientific theories of astronomical events and phenomenon, such as galaxies, stars, exoplanets, black holes, filamentary web, super novae, cosmic dark ages and spectrum.

BELOW ARE SHOTS OF WORK IN PROGRESS IN THE STUDIO.