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Super Earth (2020)

Pandora Mond

Super Earth (2020)


Planet Study

Ø 152cm


Oil and mixed media on canvas

More about Pandora Mond
Pandora's inspiration and reference has always been the natural world. She works in oil and mixed media on canvas, often on a large scale and has returned again and again to the subject of the sea, as she feels it presents the greatest challenges and seduction; a place of tranquillity and threat, vastness and peace.

These paintings are based on research into Exoplanets, searching for life beyond our solar system. The work for this project emerged from Pandora’s work as the Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residency in the Astrophysics Department at Exeter University. The discovery of these distant planets will potentially revolutionise the way we view our place in the universe, perhaps as significant a discovery as ‘Big Bang’, Darwin’s origin of species or deciphering the human genome. Making something visible and material out of what is inherently invisible is the paradox behind this project: these planets are simply too far away to be seen.