OBSERVATION

In this series, I depict instruments used in astronomical observations. These instruments are tools that use celestial bodies in the night sky to show us where and when we are. In the past, people measured the movement of celestial bodies to determine the passage of time, and they used the angles of these bodies to locate themselves geographically.
Silver leaf and cyanotype print used in these artworks share one common characteristic: their appearances change gradually even after I finish the painting, influenced by either the atmosphere or light. Some portions of the painting become bluer, while others become yellowish through decolorization. Depicted images of astronomical instruments also change. In a similar vein to determining the current time and place by observing the stars, I hope people who view my painting will be able to know―or at least feel―where they stand in terms of time and space.