IMAGINARY CONSTANTS

 
Micro φ (Golden 1.6180339887498948482∞)

Micro φ (Golden 1.6180339887498948482∞)

 
 

Imaginary Constants layers transparent images of known celestial bodies to conjure alien ones. For my project Satellite Hand, I spent four years drawing the moons of our solar system, using found photographs sourced from cursory internet searches of the planetary satellites as reference images. As S. Hand came to its close I began to composite imaginary moons using the collected source imagery.

In mathematics, a constant is a number that can be clearly defined. In the process of speculation, like in art and play, precise definition can not be the guiding principle. Astronomy, which strives for objective precision, is born of conjecture - it began with the hunch that more could be revealed. Drawing from these wall-eyed, yet enmeshed axioms, Imaginary Constants are visualizations of what can be imagined with the information at hand.