Celestial Bodies is a post mortem collaboration of the artist with the cremated ashes of her parents and her mother in law. Drawing inspiration from her Catholic roots and current Buddhist belief systems, as well as theoretical astronomical physics, Hayden scatters the ashes onto a scanning bed while invoking a mantra, prayer, invocation, memory or more lightheartedly combining the ashes of her parents while playing their favorite song, Sentimental Journey.
60 x 40", pigmented ink on archival papers, edition 6.
Printed by the artist
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Grammy's Center of Gravity
Chattanooga choo choo