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Celestial Sea
On view through June 16, 2024
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Brattleboro, Vermont

The contemplation of celestial things will make a man both speak and think more sublimely and magnificently when he descends to human affairs. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff. — Carl Sagan

Edward Holland uses the constellations of the Zodiac as a foundation for his abstract collage-based paintings, with star positions, mythological references, and astrological allusions embedded in each piece. Holland sees an overlap between a constellation signifying a myth and a painting’s ability to present a narrative, both of which can be done using an abstract approach.

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[Image: Installation view courtesy Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and the artist.]