A Candle in the Dark
This is the first art piece for my IB portfolio - it’s a collage that uses two objects I have that I think represent a community. My objects are Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World: Science As A Candle in the Dark and a toy model of the Space Shuttle I got at the planetarium.
I used pages from an old copy of Nick Sagan’s Edenborn as the gradient in the background and used different concentrations of coffee to stain them (don’t worry, I didn’t use the signed copy! ;D).
I knew it would be difficult to incorporate a book into an art piece, so used a still from Cosmos to feature the author and since I didn’t want to rip up my expensive copy of TDHW, I used Nick’s book that I got for free off of Amazon (they refunded me since it was in bad condition :P). I also thought it was a nice way to tie Nick and Carl together in a piece of art.
I’m pretty happy with this. Yep.