Elli Crocker

Constellations

Constellations

For centuries people have gazed at the night sky and have seen pictures in the stars. These ancient figures and patterns endure as a universal map of the sky as well as human consciousness. Inspired by these iconic figures and the startling combination of humans, animals, and potent objects, I have grafted my own stories and imagery onto star configurations, drawing from many sources and speaking to the contemporary imagination as well as ancient, undying myths. There is also a wonderful liberation from conventional notions of space, gravity, and picture plane inherent in conceiving images that exist in the sky or as charts of our minds.