Freezing Galaxies in a Frame by David Spriggs

Creating a three-dimensional world out of two-dimensional drawings, David Spriggs masterfully recreates galaxies in all their glory. Along with his celestial collection of clouds, stars, and meteors, Spriggs also produces what look to be free-flowing alien-like life forms.

These spatial images are created through the combination of painting, drawing, photography, digital media, and sculpture. Topographical cross-sections of a subject are painted or drawn onto sheets of transparent film. Sheets are then specifically spaced and hung apart to reveal the appearance of three-dimensional forms in a state of suspension.

David Spriggs was born in Manchester, England in 1978, and moved to Canada in 1992. He studied painting and sculpture at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, and sculpture at Concordia University in Montreal, graduating with a Masters degree in Fine Art in 2007. He currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

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