Karen Baden Thapa

Fine Art Printmaking

Astrolabes

PaintingKaren Thapa

KBT_astrolabe3KBT_astrolabeKBT_astrolabe2 Greenwich Observatory has a lovely collection of astrolabes.  They are astronomical instruments that were used by navigators to calculate the positions of the sun, the moon and the stars.  One in particular, an intricate brass piece, caught my eye.  I drew it and created a block print out of the drawing.  The print is at the center of these three collages that I made on heavy weight paper, using gold paper strips and acrylic paint