Constellation (Grus) by Christine Nguyen

Constellation (Grus) steel plate sculpture

Christine Nguyen

from Denver, Colorado

Location: 109 N. Public Road

Materials: Steel

Price: $10,500

Artist Statement

My work draws upon the imagery of nature, the sciences, and the cosmos, but it is not limited to a conventional reading of these realms. It imagines that the depths of the ocean reach into outer space, that through an organic prism, vision can fluctuate between the micro- and macroscopic.

Curiosity and using scientific methods have also been the focus of my works. I’ve been drawn to 19th century Naturalists like Ernst Haeckel: biologist, philosopher, physician and artist; John Muir: writer, conservationist and advocate of the preservation of the wilderness; and Anna Atkins: botanist and photographer.

This sculpture is one of a series where the animal of a constellation is waterjet cut steel with its constellation inside, such as the Crane - Grus constellation.