Analyn Hoffner (BHS ‘23)

NANCY LOVENDAHL

 

Petunia 1

2020

Prismacolor, acrylics, tar paper, mylar

18.25×17.5”

$25

 

Nebula 2

2020

Prismacolor, acrylics, tar paper, mylar

22.75×25.5”

$40

 

Pacific 3

2020

Prismacolor, acrylics, tar paper, mylar

23.75×21”

$35

 

Mercury 4

2020

Prismacolor, acrylics, tar paper, mylar

24.25×16”

$40

 

Neon 5

2020

Prismacolor, acrylics, tar paper, mylar

14.75×15”

$25

 

Easter 6

2020

Prismacolor, acrylics, tar paper, mylar

26×17”

$20

 

“The goal of my artwork is to create art that brings us into the phenomenal scale and experience of the universe. This past summer I went on an incredible backpacking trip and I had a moment while sitting under the stars that I remember vividly. I was surrounded by nothing but mountains and thousands of stars. When I looked up at the night sky it seemed as if I could see forever, and that everything around me disappeared into the sky. I felt the size of the universe and the sheer magnitude of everything we could and couldn’t see. It was almost as if at that moment I felt the world shrink and realized that the universe is infinitely endless. The longer I looked the more I felt that the sky began to swallow me up, and I realized that even our experiences and thoughts that take up our lives are really only a speck of dust in comparison to what is beyond us.

In order to capture this feeling, I decided to take GIS shapes of county lines on earth and overlay them in the night sky to symbolize the connection between man and sky. I used two constellations, Octans and Dorado, and personified them as human characteristics. Throughout this project, I took a lot of inspiration from Li Songsong a painter from Beijing as well as Jane Fonda.