When I look up into the skies, I’m thinking things like how and what it would have been like for the Wright brothers’ first airplane flight. What did Amelia Earhart see in the skies which possessed her to become first female aviator in the world? We look up into the skies: some might tell what the weather is going to be like, others would stargaze for leisure.
In general, I’m interested in experiences and stories of how people have lived, throughout different places and times. It fascinates me to think the same stars and skies were gazed at and studied by historical figures like Galileo or Ptolemy.
In this series, images are depicted symbolically like the cave paintings of Lascaux. Images here are used as a form of communication and drawn with chalk on blackboard though they are not intended to convey a message. The drawings were erased after being recorded digitally. Just like sending a message in a bottle, I wanted this process to be temporary and ephemeral.
It's impossible to relive pivotal moments in life and that's why the true form of art, i.e. the beauty of nature, when we recognize them remain only in one's mind. Ageless skies can only exist in memories because our days are numbered, and one day we will carry those memories to our graves.
-Yukio Kevin Iraha