I: STAINED GLASS WINDOW
COLLAGE OF LASERJET PRINTS ON ACETATE
7 FOOT (DIAMETER)
II: METEORITE REFLECTING POOL
SLIPCAST CERAMIC, DARKENED PLEXIGLAS, 1 CM OF WATER
4 X 8 X 1 FEET
EXHIBITED AT FORT MASON CENTER FOR THE ARTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE’S VERNISSAGE EXHIBITION
Etymologically, San Francisco’s necropolis Colma derives its name from a native Costanoan word for moon—notable with recent companies like Celestis, Inc. partnering with NASA to provide memorial spaceflights delivering human ashes to their place of eternal rest on the surface of the moon or deep into space. Using acetate printed with LaserJet photographs of the cemeteries in Colma, CA, I construct a stained-glass moon suspended from the rafters. Below, a lunar reflecting pool is filled with a centimeter of water on black Plexiglas, displaying one dozen ceramic funeral vases modeled after iron meteorites.