The idea for the astronomy series was inspired by my astronomer cousin, Dr. Rachel Osten. These pieces were done as a gift for her youngest son’s room.
This is how the quote should read: “Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.” It’s a Serbian proverb. My astronomy quote paper cut art displays the words backwards because I wanted the words and pictures to correspond. The Earth part is written in the earth and the stars part of the quote is written in the sky.
Here, I imagined a deer and turtle visiting an observatory late at night when all of the other astronomers have gone to sleep. They will gaze at the stars until the morning hours.
A butterfly flies by the mountain observatory while the starry sky lights dance above.
These blue, astronomy animal art prints are for sale in my shop.
About the Artist/Author: Laura Lynne is a mixed media hand cut paper artist and muralist living and working 40 miles west of Chicago in Aurora, IL. She uses her photographs, metallic paper, and painted papers to create boldly colored, whimsical artworks. To see more of or buy Laura Lynne’s original art, pet portraits, illustrations and jewelry, please visit www.lauralynneart.com/shop.