Lita Albuquerque knelt down to get closer to the ground. The land has long doubled as her muse and her canvas: She drew constellations into Egypt's Giza Plateau, she mimicked the night sky on a lake bed in the Mojave Desert, she aligned spheres to stars in space while in Antarctica on the summer solstice — 99 orbs in her signature ultramarine, a vibrant hue hearkening to the Tunisian skies of her childhood.
This first part of Transparent Earth is a blue female form, situated on top of Tenner Kreuz in Tenna, Switzerland, I have been interested in the horizontal-vertical from a larger, more cosmic scale for quite some time. This sculpture is based on a character I have been developing since 2003 through writing, sculpture and also film. Weaving through all these works is the story of a 25th century female astronaut whose mission is to seed interstellar consciousness on our planet.
The Pasadena Arts Council and the ArtCenter College of Design’s Williamson Gallery will present Pasadena’s inaugural LASER (Leonardo Art-Science Evening Rendezvous) event on Thursday, November 9, from 7 to 9 p.m.
1946 Born in Santa Monica, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA