Four Constellations (Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus), 2022
Rope and rebar. Installed in The Garden, a project by David Horvitz

For this project I drew out the four constellations I can see in the night sky in early February, 2022.  I wanted to mark this positioning of the stars on the ground as a reminder to look up at the sky at night. Even in the city you can still see the brightest constellations. 

The rope line travels though and around the plants creating abstract shapes that mirror the logic of the constellations in the sky. Drawing lines between the stars also makes them less abstract. Telling stories about the stars helps us to remember them.