The neighbourhood

Digital artwork printed on photographic paper

1220 mm x 610 mm

The neighbourhood re-imagines the 8912 stars visible from Earth with the naked eye as a city. Each building’s height and brightness is based on the star’s brightness, their colour is based on the star’s colour, and the reflections in the water are the star’s emission spectra. Buildings are arranged based on their distance from the galactic plane (the centre of which lies in the middle). Somewhere in the image, small and dim, lies our sun. Data used in this artwork were obtained from the HIPPARCOS main star catalogue. 

Emerging Category

by Paul Sztajer