Frozen Stars, Final Image

by Angela

Frozen Stars, Final Print

Ever since I heard the term frozen star (the original name for black holes) in a book called the Physics of Start Trek I have been fascinated by it. I have been working on some frozen star images and this is the final print.  I really liked the other 2 images I made but I was not happy with the way they were printing. They look good on screen but don’t print so well.  Maybe I shouldn’t be such a perfectionist fusspot, but I just didn’t think they were good enough.

When I was making this I bought some silver stars. I started freezing them it looked good, but there was something missing. I was racking my brain trying to think of ideas – what could I use? I was walking up the stairs in work one day and I saw something shiny on the step. I picked it up and it was a little blue star – just the right size – no idea where it came from.  I added it to the ice that was freezing and it looked right, just what the piece needed.

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6 comments

Kathryn Ashcroft 6th November 2011 - 3:27 pm

*Gasps… it is really, really beautiful xx

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Angela 6th November 2011 - 3:38 pm

Thanks very much Kathryn 🙂

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The Elephant's Child 7th November 2011 - 9:38 pm

Oh. Wow. And wow again. Soooo beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

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Angela 7th November 2011 - 9:54 pm

And thanks for your lovely compliments 🙂

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Amanda 9th November 2011 - 5:23 pm

Really beautiful Angela – wonderful atmosphere. I love the cracks. And how mysterious about the blue star just appearing…

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Angela 9th November 2011 - 5:33 pm

Thank you Amanda. When I first started working with ice and I took it out of the freezer and it started to crack I was a little disappointed. Gradually I started to love the cracks.

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