“Schiaparelli developed a lifelong interest in the heavens from her
uncle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, a prominent astronomer. Typically mining
her childhood experiences as source material for her creative life, she
used celestial iconography in several collections between 1935 and 1940.
In crafting this jacket, a collaboration with master embroiderers
Albert and Marie-Louise Lesage, she designed her ultimate personal and
artistic expression of the theme. Surrounded by a midnight blue galaxy
sprinkled with beadwork stardust, silver and gold planets, rhinestone
crescent moons, swirling comets, and shooting stars, twelve glyphs
representing the signs of the zodiac are embroidered in gold at center
front. Ursa Major, the constellation known as the Great Bear, or Big
Dipper, which Schiaparelli adopted as her personal emblem in childhood,
illuminates the left shoulder.”
I’m taking a little break from jewelry and I started making galaxy inspired wall art. This is acrylic paint on canvas and LED string lights, representing Gemini constellation. I still need a lot of practice (and figure out how to take good photos of LED lights) but you can expect more of these as soon as I get more materials and they’ll probably be for sale :)
They say that on Venus one whole day is equivalent to a year on Earth. I wish I had met you on Venus; then I would’ve had seven hundred and thirty years with you. We would’ve been together for as long as the stars aligned, and even the sun would’ve been envious of a love so bright. But sadly, this is Earth, and we only had two years. We burned out as quickly as the stars, and Mercury got chills from the cold shoulders we gave each other. When you kissed someone new the silence of outer space was interrupted by the shattering of my heart, and I turned frozen like Neptune. You and I grew distant like Pluto, but I know when she asks you about your favorite constellation, you’ll blurt out my name.