The Unfixed Stars
The Unfixed Stars was installed for the 21st Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival in Sharjah, UAE in December, 2018. Twelve analog lamps illuminate laser-etched images of historic Islamic designs. These images are focused by magnifying lenses, then projected through and reflected by dichroic acrylic, which provide all coloration. All of the designs from "The Unfixed Stars" are digital recreations of authentic Islamic designs that can still be found around the world-- the central motifs are from extant sites-- and the lighter lines are the interpretation of the artist of either the underlying geometric forms, or extrapolations from the linework contained in the original.