Reduced Observations

Reduced Observations

Reduced Observations is an ongoing archive inspired by astronomical observations of distant planetary nebulae and supernovae explosions. I reimagine their stormy structures as symbolic depictions of changing states, thoughts, ideas and forms within myself. 

Each work represents a universe of its own, resembling remote nebulae, novae or microcopic bacterial forms; sites of death, birth, growth and decay. 

While watercolor may be the project's main medium, I view the archive as a form that is equally diffuse and pliable, allowing the potential to merge fiction and reality. 


Reduced Observations takes its name from the astronomical practice of re-examination and  data reduction of previously registered astronomical observations.


21 x 29,7 cm

Watercolor, gouache, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pen, collage, date stamp and embroidery on paper

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