Had the opportunity to take a letterpress course, Type High Press, at Kent State University. One of my favorite pieces from that semester was inspired by a fascination with astronomy and the following quote by American physicist Lawrence M. Krauss:
"The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: you are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements—the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution—weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today."
Printed on 12" x 12" cardstock, the piece also features an overlay in silver ink of the constellations of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.