Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky, 2012. Meteorite.

Dark Matter, A Conversation with Katie Paterson

The work of Katie Paterson is ever expanding like the cosmos, opening up wonder and inquiry into the primordial density of our universe—a gravitational mass of the visible and the unseen, held together by dark matter. Few other artists can spark our interest in such a deeply sincere quest for the unknown, a search for greater understanding of our universe and beyond. Paterson does this by creating a tapestry of worlds, successive moments that influence our future and tell us more about our past. Spanning the limits of time, her projects sometimes use materials that are billions of years old and sometimes rely on elements that have not yet been made. From records made of ice, to a re-cast meteorite, to a library 100 years in the making, her rich accumulations of ideas open us up to questioning the space around us, and where we are situated within it, as it is all just a grain of sand in a larger endeavor..…see the entire article in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.