Paloma Crousillat was born in Lima, Peru. In 1986 she moved with her family to the Washington D.C. area in response to the heightened threat of the Shining Path Revolutionary Movement. She received her BA in Fine Arts at the Slade School of Art in London and moved to New York to complete her MFA at the School of Visual Arts. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in New York, Atlanta, Washington D.C., London, and Norwich, England. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
This drawing is part of a multi-part series 101 telescopes from all over the world. Crousillat has been fascinated by telescopes and space exploration for many years. In her view, these technological structures are conduits of our persistent attempts to send questions, prayers, and pleas out into the universe. Her drawings are portraits of modern-day spiritual sanctuaries. By utilizing intricate, detailed, and abstracted forms within her subjects, Crousillat encourages us to closely examine the architectures we build for asking questions of the universe.
This pen drawing includes one of the 101 telescopes. It measures 9.25″ x 10″ and comes in a simple white frame.
Learn more about Paloma at http://palomacrousillat.com/.