This version of the print carries touches of 24 karat gold leaf. The flecks of gold leaf are stenciled on – very much a “by hand” sort of thing, so there’s even more variation from print to print across this limited edition of 15.
The stencil was drawn using a star chart showing a section of the night sky containing the constellation Ophiuchus, or the serpent bearer. In the finished print, the reference might be hard to catch. But then, the constellation itself and it’s very interesting history is kind of hard to catch in the actual night sky. Hopefully, just a little bit of whatever it is that makes us find and name constellations finds its way into this print.