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Maker(s):Hayden, Jacqueline
Culture:American (1950- )
Title:Grammy's Center of Gravity from the series "Celestial Bodies"
Date Made:2012
Materials:pigmented ink on Slickrock Metallic Pearl paper, edition 1/6
Place Made:North America; United States; Massachusetts; Northampton
Measurements:60 x 44"
Accession Number:  AC 2013.59
Credit Line:Purchase with Richard Templeton (Class of 1931) Photography Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
© Jacqueline Hayden

Cremated ashes spread across a scanning bed evoking astronomical phenomena

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Celestial Bodies is a post mortem collaboration of the artist with the creamated ashes of her parents and her mother in law. Drawing inspiration from her Catholic roots and current Buddhist belief systems, as well as theoretical astronomical physics, Hayden scatters the ashes onto a scanning bed while invoking a mantra, prayer, invocation, memory or more lightheartedly combinging the ashes of her parents while playing ther favorite song, "Sentimental Journey." - artist statement from

abstract; conceptual art; deaths; stars; religion; negative space; science

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