Gina McDonald – Searching for a Lodestar

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Gina McDonald

Searching for a Lodestar

Solarplate etching, thread

Unique State

Size: 22 x 27 x 12 cm

The lodestar or polestar fascinated has always fascinated me as a guiding or fixed point in the night sky.  

Finding it difficult to grapple with the expanse of the universe and the naming of the constellations the idea of the lodestar, which I learnt about in a planetarium in Calcutta while escaping the heat, has intrigued me.  It is especially used in navigation as an anchor point and is a metaphor in trying to remain steadfast in difficult times.  

This artist book is a compilation of 4 solar plates which began as ink drawings, drawn while in brief isolation during 2020.