We're All Made of Stars - Poem

We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself - Carl Sagan


I wrote this poem as part of the exploration of the connection between the idea that we are composed of elements, that many of these elements were created inside stars at the beginning of their life, and that their is a visual and typographical language which is identifiable by anyone who has studied Chemistry (if only briefly). The ‘no’ list section was inspired by the Thomas Hood Poem November.

Carl Sagan was one of the first to talk about us being made of ‘star-stuff’ (No. Not Moby). His lectures were inspiring – particularly his Royal Institution Christmas series of 1977. I was 16 when these were televised and it was at this point that the direction of my life turned in more concrete ways towards living as an Artist/Creator.

I have been asked how long it took me to think of aspects of this work and the answer has to be 13.4 billion years give or take a few.


Status: Complete
Size: n/a
Price: This piece is available to perform live at venues
Year: 2012+
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Thanks to Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network LCOGT for use of the image of M42 (Orion Nebula) and personal thanks to Dr. Edward Gomez for his ongoing support and help making this possible.