A galaxy of lights emitted by a small town at dusk, resembles star clusters.
I often compare the man-made lights of big cities to the clusters of stars, drawing a parallel with belonging to the universe. This small town surrounded by mountains is showing a rather more intimate and simple image of the Milky Way then a large megapolis.
Other works in this series
Ekaterina Smirnova is a New York based artist, primarily working with large scale watercolor. Ekaterina’s work is highly inspired by space, her paintings implement science (astronomy, physics and chemistry). Ekaterina often travels, in the past few years she went the art residencies in Japan (Kofu city, Yamanashi), Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona, USA), Ireland, Austria (Neuhauser Kunstmühle, Salzburg). Ekaterina’s watercolors strive to break the medium’s typical physical boundaries, overflowing onto 2,5 meters tall rolls of paper, revealing new possibilities. She paints with large hardware brushes on rough textured paper, splashes, sprays, and wipes, washing away accuracy and exactness. In all of her explorations, Ekaterina seeks to move beyond established norms of the watercolor community. In her recent goals Ekaterina is planing implementing electronics into her watercolor works, while working in collaboration with scientists, musicians and engineers.
Solo exhibitions include: A very Small Part of Something Very Big, Solo show, Kofu City Hall, Japan; Novosibirsk City Center of Visual Arts, Novosibirsk, Russia; Rethinking Watercolor, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, NY; and Watercolors at Chashama Gallery, NY; among others.