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Artist’s statement

to:                 A.W.O.L. Gallery

from:           Arleen Mccallum

subject:     Star series paintings

date:            21/03/03




This group of paintings was inspired by two news items from

March 2002: one was the NASA Hubble photographs of stars being born;

the other was the prediction that within twenty years, we will not be able to

see the stars from our polluted urban centers. This irony – that we have

technology so advanced that we can view star embryos millions of light

years away, but refuse to use technology to free our planet from pollution –

intrigues and troubles me.

The paintings  are my imaginative explorations of the life of a star.


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