Star Maps, 2017
Two-layer screen print of an antique star map in silver and glow-in-the-dark ink on cardstock, 17 inches round.
This multi-layer glow-in-the-dark screen print of an antique star map from the 1940s depicts the sky as a snapshot in time. Our understanding of outer space has changed over time, as have the stars themselves. Since many stars are hundreds or thousands of light-years away, the light we see was produced long ago. What we see may or may not even exist today and as we look up at the night sky we are effectively looking into the past.
Capp Larsen is a community organizer, screen printer, and punk musician who lives in K’jipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, NS). She is an active organizer in several collectives using art and music as tools for critical action.