Cosmologies

When I was 7 years old, my father bought me a package of stick-on, glow in the dark stars. We followed the guide, and recreated the most noticeable constellations of the Milky Way on my walls. For a child in the suburbs of Toronto, it was the closest thing I was going to get to actually seeing the stars at night. Since then, I must admit that the stars have fascinated me; not so much the physics of it all, but the cartography, the cosmography, the myth and legend associated with humans' natural inclination to look up and interpret what they see.

Cosmologies is inspired by this childish wonder, and my love of languages. It marries my interest in calligraphy with my curiosity about the names and systems peoples around the world apply to the stars and the planets, and how they make sense of the world around them. 

太阳
太阳

Sun Chinese/Manchu planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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ئاسوومانانی کوردی
ئاسوومانانی کوردی

Solar System (Kurdish) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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ᐅᓪᓗᕆᐊᖅ ᐊᓇᕐᐴᖅ
ᐅᓪᓗᕆᐊᖅ ᐊᓇᕐᐴᖅ

Ulluriaq anarpuuq/The stars are shitting (a meteor shower) (Inuktitut) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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ᏧᏡᏓ
ᏧᏡᏓ

Tsuquida/Jupiter (Cherokee) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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ᎡᎶᎯ
ᎡᎶᎯ

Elohi/Earth (Cherokee) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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ⴰⵎⴰⴹⴰⵍ
ⴰⵎⴰⴹⴰⵍ

Universe (Tamazight) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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Manchu Cosmos
Manchu Cosmos

Solar System (Manchu) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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מערכת השמש
מערכת השמש

Solar System (Hebrew) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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ᏅᏓᏒᎫᎯ
ᏅᏓᏒᎫᎯ

Nvdasvgehi/The Sun

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銅の星
銅の星

Copper Star Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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მზის სისტემა
მზის სისტემა

Solar System (Georgian) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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An Grianchóras
An Grianchóras

The Solar System (Irish) planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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ⵉⵜⵔⴰⵏ
ⵉⵜⵔⴰⵏ

Itran/Stars (Tamazight) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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ᐊᒐᐦᑯᐢ
ᐊᒐᐦᑯᐢ

Acâhkos/Star (Ojibwe) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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ηλιακό σύστημα
ηλιακό σύστημα

Solar System (Greek) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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ᏧᏡᏓ
ᏧᏡᏓ

Tsuquida/Jupiter (Cherokee) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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황수자리
황수자리

The Constellation Taurus (Korean) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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ᏧᏁᎵᏁ
ᏧᏁᎵᏁ

Tsuneline/Neptune (Cherokee) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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태양계
태양계

Solar System (Korean) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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ܟܘ̈ܟܒܐ
ܟܘ̈ܟܒܐ

The Planets (Syriac)

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宇宙
宇宙

Chinese cosmos planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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الشمس والارض
الشمس والارض

Sun and Earth (Arabic) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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الكون
الكون

The Universe (Arabic) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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տիեզերք
տիեզերք

Solar System (Armenian) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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月相
月相

Phases of the Moon (Japanese) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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ᎹᏓᏢ
ᎹᏓᏢ

Madali/Mercury (Cherokee) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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天文学
天文学

Astronomy (Japanese) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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ᎦᏢᏉᎩᏁ
ᎦᏢᏉᎩᏁ

Galiquogine/Uranus (Cherokee) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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ᏌᏓᏂ
ᏌᏓᏂ

Sadani/Saturn (Cherokee) Planet astronomy ink acrylic sketch language art

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ᎹᏏ
ᎹᏏ

Masi/Mars (Cherokee) Planet astronomy ink marker sketch language art

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