Books and Stars tell their stories
Stars are the birthplace of nearly every known element in the universe and essential to all life on earth. Most of the elements in our bodies were formed in stars over the course of billions of years.
The idea we came from the stars is also rooted in many human cultures and civilisations. At different places and at different times humans have divided and organised celestial objects to create their own unique constellation cultures. Stories once held in the sky, inspired by myth, legend and belief.
Celestial wayfaring or steering by the stars is a method of determining ones position on earth based on observations of astronomical bodies in the night sky. Fifty-eight stars across thirty-eight constellations hold a special status in the field of celestial navigation. Stars that once guided us safely across earths oceans and seas to connect with one another and the world around us.
We are all looking at the same sky — just with different filters.
We came from the Stars is a star chart mapped and printed onto origami paper boats to form a star shaped polyhedron.
An edition of 12 published 2023.
Aquired by Athenaeum Music & Arts Library | Australian Library of Art | British Library | Rikhardinkatu Library, RikArt Collection | Swarthmore Book Arts & Private Press Collection | Tate Library, Special Collections | University of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library.
All design and production by Darren Marsh
Mapping images acredited to IAU and Sky & Telescope.