Space Dust
These collages grew like early forms of life fromtraces of glue and bits of paper found in the endpapers of a 1940s copy of ‘One Hundred Modern Foreign Pictures in the Tate Gallery’  by John Rothenstein. A new idea of what ‘foreign’ might mean stretches the timeframe of the book’s period.  The individual elements evolve as ‘signs of life’  and allude to deeper time and a larger space - of origins, exploration, exploitation and colonisation. ‘Space dust’, is dust which exists in outer space, or has fallen on Earth, with the possibility of generating new life forms.

The work was shown as part of ‘The Rise and Progress of Superstition’, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, Powys

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Matthew Richardson Artist + Illustrator
© Matthew Richardson 2021