Artwork by Leonie Connellan.

Leonie Connellan is a print-based artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her current work explores the relationship between the physical sciences of the universe and how we find our place in it through storytelling — the interweaving of fact and fiction to create a comprehensive understanding of the whole. She explores the role of the night sky in storytelling, and how we use the latter to build on the knowledge of our existence, with the ultimate goal of instilling a sense of scientific understanding, wonder and curiosity about the structure of the universe and our place in it.

The End

In 2012 I took part in a print exchange portfolio based on the theme, 'The End'. Each artist in the exchange had to produce an edition of 20x20cm prints, and the folio is now being exhibited at Quadrant Gallery in Hawthorn.

My work is based on the Ring nebula, which can be found in the constellation Lyra. The Ring is a planetary nebula; an expanding cloud of gas ejected from a dying red giant star. The front of my print is a reduction woodcut, meaning that as each layer of colour is printed, more and more of the plate is carved away; it seemed an appropriate printing method considering the subject matter. On the reverse of my print is a solvent transfer, with text taken from the final paragraph of Neil Gaiman's novel, Neverwhere

"And they walked away together through the hole in the wall, back into the darkness, leaving nothing behind them; not even the doorway."

The Ring (Everything, Nothing, Everywhere, Neverwhere), wood cut print, 20 x 20 cm, Leonie Connellan 2012

All work on CrumpArt is listed under a Creative Commons licence by Leonie Connellan, unless otherwise stated.