The Gift

    Michael-Francis Cartwright


    edition 1 of 8
    122 x 83 x 40 cm



    ‘The Gift’ is part of Cartwright’s Astronomer series. The Astronomer series comes from looking up into the night sky, watching stars and constellations, the moon, in wonder at the grandeur of an amazing universe stretching forever out into birthing nebulars and black holes and other galaxies. Ancient people must have always looked and wondered and made up fantastical stories about the sparkling black skies. Now it is up to the Astronomer with his big dish facing forever upwards revealing the science of the stars. ‘The Gift’ is a sculpture of the Moon, an astronomer, joyfully offering a gift to the one he loves, the Universe, the great other world that he watches day and night.