Year of the Jelly Fish
Artwork/
Bryan Chadwick

Year of the Jelly Fish

2020

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Year of the Jelly Fish
2020
From the series, “CONSTELLATIONS”
Limited edition archival Giclee print
On Moab Entrada fine art paper.
Signed on verso
Edition of 5 only.
36” X 48”

Other works in the series:

“Year of the Badger”
“Year of the Cockerel”
“Year of the Daddy Long Leg”
“Year of the Dingo”
“Year of the Raven”
“Year of the Sand Crab”
“Year of the Water Snake”

All 2020
Limited Edition archival Giclee prints
on Moab Entrada fine art paper
Signed on verso
Edition of 5 only.
36” X 48”

THE SERIES, “CONSTELLATIONS”
About a week before COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan, I was inspired to go down to Chinatown where the Lunar New Year was being celebrated. Fire crackers, streamers, and confetti were blowing up in celebration. A familiar intuitive inclination pushed me to take photographs of all the celebratory gunk strewn all over the street. I didn't know why. The images were like modern-day Pollock Drip Paintings. But, in the lines formed by the trash and fallen streamers, you could envision shapes, like the animals imagined by lines stretched between stars. I didn't see years of the Cat, Dog, or Rabbit, nor Capricorns, Leos or Taurus, but, rather, entirely new constellations. They seemed to suggest a whole new age, so I named each one with a new animal. It wasn't until months later, when the virus began spreading across the globe, that I realized how prescient my inclination was and how these images were —at least for me— signifiers for time that changed everything.