Lita Albuquerque – Stellar Axis

stellar-axis-aligns-03Lita Albuquerque, Stellar Axis, 2013

Lita Albuquerque – Stellar Axis

Lita Albuquerque is an internationally renowned installation, environmental artist, painter and sculptor. She has developed a visual language that brings the realities of time and space to a human scale and is acclaimed for her ephemeral and permanent art works executed in the landscape and public sites.

stellar-axis-aligns-04Lita Albuquerque, Stellar Axis, 2013

Albuquerque’s work questions our place in the enormity of infinite space and eternal time. Despite a rising flood of new data and interpretive theory, the most elemental concepts of an emerging scientific cosmology are simply not imbedded in everyday culture. Conversely, the meaning of this cosmology does not seem implicit in the science. Lita Albuquerque has not flinched from the scale of such a challenge. She is one of the rare artists and humanists who are responsible for thoughtfully and imaginatively placing the elemental concepts for a living, functional cosmology for 21st century culture within public consciousness.

stellar-axis-aligns-05Lita Albuquerque, Stellar Axis, 2013

In December 2006, artist led an expedition to the farthest reaches of Antarctica, across the Ross Ice Shelf (800 miles north of the South Pole) to create Stellar Axis: Antarctica, the first installment of Albuqurque’s global project Stellar Axis (which also includes 90 Degrees North at the North Pole). The Stellar Axis expedition crew included photographer Jean de Pomereu, astronomer Simon Balm, and documentary filmmakers Lionel Cousin and Sophie Pegrum, with Albuquerque at the helm. Made possible by the National Science Foundation, the project is both the first and largest ephemeral artwork on the continent.

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