Venus Transits

posted by – 09/29/12 @ 12:22pm

Tinney Contemporary artist Jaq Belcher’s commissioned piece Venus Transits has finally arrived. It will be making its way to the home of a private collector in Nashville after its debut at JHB Gallery in New York. Belcher’s work begins with a simple piece of white paper. Instead of adding to the page, she cuts away from it in a series of repeated forms. For this commission, Belcher was inspired by the movement of Venus across the sun, a rare celestial event that occurred on June 5th of this year. She completed the work on the Blue Moon of August 22nd, 3 whole moon cycles later. Comprised of 28,500 individual cuts into its paper panels, Venus Transits represents a remarkable new accomplishment for the artist.



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