Rachel Marsden » What lies beyond the imagined?

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Sky Drawings

In previous times humans ascribed a spiritual dimension to the heavens. I’m interested in how the sky still serves as a source for contemplation.

The atmospheric conditions over Berlin, particularly at certain times of the year, allow the many contrails from air traffic to remain in the sky for long periods of time. These appear like confident strokes of a pen or, with a breeze, spread across the sky like abstract watercolour paintings of a turbulent ocean.

This online presentation is a selection from a larger series captured in Berlin throughout 2012. They can be viewed full screen by clicking the button to the right of the thumbnails.