monographed geographies

colour pencil on archival pigment print | 2013

Monographed Geographies are a series of three hybrid print and drawing works that will examine different frames set in astronomical observatories in India. The images are set in the high latitude desert of ladakh at an altitude of 14,500 feet, home to the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) at Hanle, one of the world’s highest sites for optical, infrared and gamma-ray telescopes. The latter collect gamma rays, one of the most enigmatic and energetic forms of light in the universe, created by celestial events such as supernova explosions, the creation of black holes and the decay of radioactive material in space. Hanle exists today as a site of pilgrimage for astronomers across India, amateurs and professionals alike, drawn as much by the spectacular skies as by the stark landscape.

2. Monographed Geographies I
MONOGRAPHED GEOGRAPHIES I – VALLEY| Colour pencil on archival pigment print |124 x 31 inches | 2013


MONOGRAPHED GEOGRAPHIES II – MOUNTAIN| Colour pencil on archival pigment print |124 x 29 inches | 2013
Monographed Geographies III (high res)
MONOGRAPHED GEOGRAPHIES III – DESERT| Colour pencil on archival pigment print |124 x 31 inches | 2013