To create The Astronomer’s Mime, I hosted many workshops where participants hand stitched toilet paper into fanciful ruffs reminiscent of those worn in Dutch portraiture. I photographed each hand emerging from a black backdrop with a lit candle. Using these images, I then created this interpretation of the night sky. The placement of the flames replicates astronomical constellations. The candles (birthday & Sabbath) not only provide the source of illumination in the image, but like stars, exist as objects to which one could direct wishes and prayers.

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