The Constellation of the Elephant

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Artist Statement

 

I have long been interested in the idea of finding one's way, both literally and metaphorically. The stars can give you your bearings like Polaris or tell you your longitude and latitude. The Mesopotamians saw many things in the heavens: Orion's belt, and the twelve signs of the zodiac to name but a few. Later, others saw different patterns there so that, for instance, the Assyrian Hired Man and the Swallow became the constellations of Aries and Pisces. What struck me about these star maps is that with the slight effort of imagination one can see what one wants there, just as a cloud can look like a camel, a hat and a trombone respectively to different people. A constellation implies a relationship. The stars are grouped together to form a pattern and then a label is put on that pattern. Perception works in much the same way. We call a flat surface with four (although not necessarily) legs a table. But whence this identity? What defines "tableness?" I decided to come up with my own set of imaginary constellations, of which the Elephant is the first. First drawn in pencil, it was scanned into a computer and there turned into a negative. I have sought to make it pleasing to the eye, and to give it a stark simplicity so that it will look well in many sorts of space.

 

Alexander Beeching | See All Editions

 

Something of a 21st century Renaissance man, Alex Beeching paints, draws, writes and generally thinks big. His projects run the gamut from large scale installations to paintings, from commercial illustrations to poems.

Born to an Iranian father and an English mother, he strives to bring the best of both cultures to bear on his work.