The Universe Within Us: Illustrations by Carlee Ingersoll
On view in the CCBC Gallery Tuesday, May 30 through Sunday, June 18
Carlee Ingersoll, an Athens-based artist, creates illustrations of creatures formed by complex, interlocking patterns. Concentric circles, dots, and swirls join the inner shapes of the animals, creating the illusion of scales, feathers, or spots.
The title of this solo show, The Universe Within Us, derives from a quote by the contemporary astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson:
“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up — many people feel small, ’cause they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.”
–Neil deGrasse Tyson in an interview for TIME Magazine, March 2012
The stars in the sky, the animals on earth, humankind: we are all made of the same stardust, the same molecules that join together to create life. Just as cosmic particles collide to eventually grow into a flower on Earth, the patterns of Ingersoll’s art unite to create an image of a fox, octopus, or snail.
All works on view are for sale, each priced at $40 (some frames included). Please contact the artist with purchase inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org or email email@example.com with general inquiries into the CCBC Gallery exhibitions.