With the creation of Celestial Bodies V–Z, I have now completed all 26 in this series, one for each letter of the alphabet. You can see that the image for the letter “X” is a comet, named x/1702 because it was observed in the year 1702. There were only two letters of the alphabet which were difficult to find objects for: “X” and “Q.” For “Q” I used a Chinese name for a particular star. Otherwise, the sky (and the human habit of naming things) has been very cooperative with my alphabetic imagination. Most of the names are from the Arabic, and I love how they sound.
Please see this page to find out how to order Female Power Project scarves, shawls, and pins. See this page to find out about Female Power Project perSISTERS posters, cards, and stickers. Visit my expanding Etsy Shop to order Celestial Bodies prints and my Blurb Shop to order photo books. My Etsy scarf shop is in its infancy.
Or visit my studio in DC, Black Lab, at 716 Monroe St. NE, Studio 16. (Scroll down for more info about Black Lab.)
About the Artist
Leda Black lives in the Washington, DC area. Her primary medium is digital imagery printed by high resolution archival inkjet. Previously she concentrated on book arts (see Texts link in menu)—writing, printing, and binding limited edition artists books under the imprint Palabra Press. She also for many years produced an art by mail subscription called Physical Language Laboratory.
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About Black LabMuch of the art work on this website can be seen at Black Lab, Studio #16 on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market, 716 Monroe St. NE, Washington, DC, steps from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop (Red Line). Black Lab is on Facebook. I create and show my work in this space and am there irregular hours for the rest of this year. I plan to be open, at least, Saturdays 10:00am–4:00pm This Fall I will be selling my Female Power Project pieces, including the perSISTERS prints, at Femme Fatale DC pop-up shop at 100 Florida Ave NE, Washington DC. I will be staffing the shop several days a week. Please check Black Lab's Facebook page for my schedule updates for Black Lab art studio and Femme Fatale DC.