To make the collection, the sisters digitally printed images of sunspots onto images of Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Similarly, garments printed with images of The Starry Night (1889) were interwoven with pictures of nebulas. The space imagery blended seamlessly into the paintings, and according to Laura, “people think it’s his art!”
The big lesson that Kate and Laura have learned from looking back at art history is that there’s always the possibility for work to take on new meaning through the passage of time. Kate asserted that an artist’s most important asset is their point of view—“and it’s not always the point of view that is accepted in the moment,” she said.
“It’s fascinating to look back at people who have succeeded in their time period, but also people who weren’t alive during their celebration,” Laura offered. She added, “It’s important to know that your voice isn’t wrong if it isn’t successful.”