The image below is a newly created stone lithograph I recently completed based on the farthest identified single object in the universe. Astronomer's discovered it using a new technique called gravitational lensing. The blue super giant star is 14 billion light years away and was named Icarus. Its official name is MAPCS J1149 Lensed Star 1. Its hard to think about such a vast distance it's simply incomprehensible. In fact the star no longer exists only the light that was emitted from it billions of years ago. So when you look into the night sky ask yourself who is the time traveler you or the stars you see twinkling!
The print was made as a stone lithograph with four passes through the printing press. Carolyn Muskat of Muskat Studios printed the edition of ten. The background was made from a Lo-Shu wash that was turned and printed three times. Finally the tessellation image was printed over the background.
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 40 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.