White Dwarfs / Core Collapse

The 'Core Collapse' drawings visualise the final moments of a supergiants life during a type II supernova. During the final moments a star with many times the mass of our sun is crushed by it's own gravity resulting in a supernova explosion. During this process, new elements fused within the heart of the star are thrown out into space.

The 'White Dwarf' drawing touch upon the deaths of sun-like main sequence stars as a result of a talk with Royal Astronomy Society outreach officer Lucinda Offer on the Mayes Creative 'Starlight' Virtual Arts - Science residency.

Core Collapse I. 2020. Indian ink on Watercolour Paper. 210mm x 297mm x4.

Core Collapse II. 2021. Indian ink on Watercolour Paper. 210mm x 297mm x3.

Core Collapse III. 2021. Indian ink on Watercolour Paper. 210mm x 297mm x3.

Core Collapse IV

Core Collapse IV. 2021. Indian ink on Watercolour Paper. 210mm x 297mm x6.

White Dwarf I. 2021. Indian ink on Watercolour Paper. 210mm x 297mm x3.

White Dwarf II. 2021. Indian ink on Watercolour Paper. 210mm x 297mm x4.

White Dwarf III. 2021. Indian ink on Watercolour Paper. 210mm x 297mm x3.