I’ve written quite a bit about the little collection I’ve recently made for ‘Winter Neckpieces’ exhibition at Studio 20/17: ‘The Sky is Full of Ghosts‘.
Over the next few posts I’ll publish a few photos of each piece.
This one is ‘For William‘; made for William Herschel, for whom the phrase above was made in reference to.
I chose to name this one for him, as he was the more obvious public figure, when compared with his equally important though less well-known sister Caroline. It was more labour-intensive, more elaborate, and more-so than ‘For Caroline‘, it reminds me of mayoral regalia (though not sure I’m okay with that!).
The component in between the woven strips (detail here) references a beautiful photograph of a star (below) – the central bright circle surrounded by a halo pierced by four fine lines.
The source of the photograph was a book I remember I had when I was a child … I wanted to be an astronomer for years.
The paper used for the weaving was taken from the full photograph below.