Amelia Konow, ‘Cosmic Synthesis’, 2012, Wirtz Art

Using Hubble Space Telescope images that were published in astronomy
books and a scanner that was used to make photo IDs in the 1990s, I created
Polaroids of outer space. The result is a hybrid image where obsolete technology
and analog film echoes imagery recorded by one of the most technologically
advanced digital cameras in history.
I reorganize the forms I find, but remain in a grid format to emphasize that
the universe is endlessly fascinating yet ultimately unknowable and uncontrollable.
By constructing new photographs from existing ones and considering the single
image in relationship to the whole, I examine the role photography plays in our
understanding of the cosmic landscape.

About Amelia Konow