Ala Ebtekar - Tunnel in the Sky
Ala Ebtekar
Tunnel in the Sky
  • collage: cut mat over monoprint on book page
    24.25 x 19 inches (61.95 x 48.26 cm)
    2015
    AE 1611

    Ala Ebtekar’s work from his Tunnel in the Sky series features a monoprint of the night sky on found book page with a cut mat collaged over the image which references ancient tradition and spirituality. The found book page is from Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein, (first edition, 1955). Inspired by the delicate intimacy found in Islamic architecture and Persian manuscript illuminations, Tunnel in the Sky is a metaphor of the portal and gateway into the future.