UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic

Katarina Jerinic
"Astronomy of the Asphalt Ecliptic", 2018
Archival Pigment Print
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection
Gift of the artist

Using the word “star” as a pivot, Katarina Jerinic brings two types of maps into an unfamiliar correspondence—maps that make sense of the urban landmarks we pass every day, and the constellation maps we use to create patterns among the remote phenomena we will never visit. The original version of the Asphalt Ecliptic was a series of five temporary signs installed outside the Barrick in the Donald H. Baepler Xeric Garden. Visitors walked from sign to sign, finding new constellations as they moved. After that project ended, Jerinic combined the signs into a single map, making a new artwork that could be framed, stored, and shown in perpetuity. (DKS)

To watch our Virtual Tour of this piece, please click on the following link: Barrick Museum of Art Virtual Tour: Katarina Jerinic.

  • Created: 2018
  • Inventory Number: 2019.04.001
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