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Night Sea, Night Stars

Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes

The lines of text in the image come from the poem “The Stars Above the Sea” by Amos Russel Wells: 

Far, far away one mystery greets
Another vast and high,
The infinite of waters meets
The infinite of sky.

For this piece, I wanted to recreate the feeling I often have as I gaze up at the stars or down into the water – both are equally unfathomable and both emphasize the feeling of being but a very tiny observer in a vast and beautiful firmament. As Christine de Pizan once meditated in 1402, I too find myself “lost in the contemplation of this beautiful and noble artifact.”

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Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes, Night Sea, Night Stars, Mixed Media Illustration, $75.00