Box, NGC6822-FourStar.jpg, 2019


Pigmented ink on paper

34.00 x 27.50 in

86.4 x 69.8 cm

Edition of 5

Signed by the artist on verso

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34.00 x 27.50 in

86.4 x 69.8 cm

Edition of 5


    About The Work

    "I put my head into a box and saw the universe...

    ‘Boxes’ is a project that stemmed from several visits to the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. Almost all of the negatives taken at Mount Wilson Observatory are stored there, including the famous Variable star negative taken by Edwin Hubble that opened up our understanding that the universe is expanding.

    When digging around the archive of glass plate negatives, I became interested in the storage boxes that held them. Most are stored in strong oak cabinetry, but many are stored in humble cardboard boxes. I collected as many of these boxes that they allowed me to take. These boxes have experienced the universe more than I ever will. I punched holes in the bottom cardboard façade of each box. Each hole corresponding to star formations mapped according to a particular photograph taken from the observatory. Where there is a star in the picture, there is a hole in the box. These boxes were held up to the sun and light shined through.

    I then made a photograph." 

    -Matthew Brandt

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