Carolee Jakes

My latest show, Celestial Sphere, describes my interpretation of the night sky. Since the days of Plato and Ptolemy discussions about the nature of the universe have brought together astronomers, philosophers and theologians from disparate cultures and religions around the globe. The shared experience of gazing upward and outward into the vast space surrounding earth continues to excite curiosity and the search for a unified understanding of the cosmos. I continue to work on a series of paintings, books, and prints that explore what I see and what I want to see when I imagine the ever-expanding universe.

My work is guided by the belief that there is beauty in our world and within us that is often overlooked and undervalued. By expressing that beauty through paintings, prints, and books, I want to bring attention to the universal beauty that surrounds us.