Black Star


2012 – 16


Dolorite Dhustone Cleehill Shropshire


Height 40cm

In ancient Egyptian culture black obsidian was polished to be used as mirrors. I wanted to make a sculpture that used black material as a reference point for reflective light. The piece of stone over time had a fault. So I popped off the domed front of the sculpture to reveal the natural textured surface underneath. After David Bowie’s death I changed the title from Black Sun to Dark Star after his last album.