Blue Star (2015), Victoria Burge (b. 1976)
4 colour lithograph with hand colouring
Limited Edition of 30
Signed, dated, titled, and numbered by the artist.
About the Work
Much of Victoria Burge’s work is generated from information taken from 19th century atlases and statistical compendiums. Her process focuses on systems of mapping and the role of the repetitive mark in developing imagined landscapes. The imagery for the lithograph, Blue Star, was inspired by looking at antique astronomy journals, specifically early visual records and charts of stars found in the southern portions of the night sky.
The hand colouring across the 30 works in the edition means that all the prints are different, a response to the fact that a nightscape appears fixed, but is in fact ever changing- stars that we see in the sky may have faded away or exploded many years ago. To this end, she has added different numbers of stars and in different places to all of the lithographs.
About the Artist
Victoria Burge (born New York, 1976) holds a degree in Horticulture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Victoria’s work can be found in corporate, private, and public collections including, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, The British Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, and Hilton Worldwide.
Published by Julian Page, London
Printed by Deb Chaney Editions, New York
Image: 560 x 410 mm., Sheet: 710 x 560 mm