MA Fine Art student, Carrie Mason, has been selected to showcase her work at The Observatory: perspectives on landscape, society and spirit exhibition at the University of Exeter.

Carrie’s drawing, Luna 1.9.6, 2017, will be among artworks on display at the exhibition until 18 June 2017.

Artists from across the South West region were invited to submit works for this exhibition that respond to the idea of ‘observatory’ as a channel for exploring a certain type of vision, investigation or view.

The theme was open to interpretation and artists explored and investigated specific areas of research at the University of Exeter as inspiration for their work.

Carrie also studied BA (Hons) Fine Art at AUB and was awarded The Dean’s Scholarship (2016).

Her drawing is inspired by the Exeter University’s Stellar Physics research programme, particularly stellar fluid dynamics. Handmade charcoal has been ground and made into ink. The carbon particles are able to conduct energy and detect subtle variations in fluidity, rotation of the brush and the energy of the artist’s hand resulting in 196 individual drawings arranged in a grid formation. Viewed from a distance the drawing appears to be simply a series of black circular marks, but when scrutinised at close quarters each mark reveals its uniqueness, just as stars viewed through a telescope each reveal their individuality.

See Carrie’s work on display from 11 – 18 June 2017