For Zimmerman, earth, light, and atmosphere are elemental truths about our natural world that have resonated as guiding principles in her work throughout her career as a sculptor, painter and photographer. Since 2000, she has built an extensive and ongoing exploratory body of works on paper created independently in mixed drawing media and photography. These works examine the vast indeterminacy of nature and bring organization and focus to its essential dynamism between the rhythms, patterns, color and materiality.
In Zimmerman’s most recent works of the KOSMOS series, she continues exploring observation of light, color and matter but now in the deep void of outer space. Star clusters, galaxies, nebula and planets such as in the KOSMOS: Saturn series, (1-6), are dynamic and spatially provoking constructivist compositions that evoke the otherworldliness of where they exist.
-Tom Moran, 2016
Kosmos/Saturn is published as a portfolio of 9 images, 33” x 33”, edition of 3 with 1 artist proof. For installation, please refer to the top of this page: Kosmos/Saturn, 2015-2017, installation model. Copyright, Elyn Zimmerman 2017
Individual works from Kosmos/Saturn are offered at 40” x 40”, edition of 3 with 1 artist proof.
All original Cassini images are in the public domain and downloaded from NASA websites.