Drawing, pencil on paper, 2020

Two drawings based on images from the Cassini space-research mission to Saturn. Each drawing has been constructed by inverting (positive to negative) and combining selected raw images from a particular moment in the mission when the Cassini spacecraft was situated ‘behind’ Saturn, and which present the planet being backlit by the Sun – a view point impossible from Earth. The full processed images from this moments are well known, but my drawings celebrate the seams and the multiplicity of images which form the overall compositions, instead of hiding them.

In Saturn’s Shadow I, pencil on paper, 42 x 59.4 cm, 2020
In Saturn’s Shadow II, (detail) pencil on paper, 42 x 59.4 cm, 2020