There’s no better way to go to sleep than by looking up at the stars. There’s something about nature and the natural light of the sky that is so peaceful and calming. But, there can be a lot of drawbacks to sleeping outside, such as the cold, bugs, and no comfy mattress to lie down on. So, sometimes people like to bring the feel of the stars indoors and create the best of both worlds. Many kids have grown up with glow-in-the-dark stickers on their ceilings that mimic the night sky. It serves as both a decoration and a nightlight.
Stars and art go hand in hand, and no one knows that better than the Royal Shakespeare Company. They recently began a project that combined art, architecture, astronomy, and, of course, Shakespeare. Their wonderful work has to be seen to be believed.
Scroll down to see this spectacular project and why it’s so special.
To commemorate the 400-year anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Royal Shakespeare Company in England wanted to construct something memorable. So, they hired artist Steven Follen, a man with a very ambitious idea.
To start, he gathered 2,000 stars and 1,400 wire drops.
Over the course of two weeks, Steven carefully installed each star by hand.
The project was named “For All Time” and was inspired by Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet.
In Act 3 Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet says, “When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine.”
So, Steven did just that.
The end result?
The 2,000 stars come together to form the magnificent face of William Shakespeare.
“For All Time” will be a permanent art piece at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The stars around Shakespeare’s face are the constellations that appeared on the day of Shakespeare’s birth.
The effect is simply stunning.
It takes a genius piece of art to commemorate such a genius man, and Steven’s work more than succeeds.
If you ever find yourself in Stratford, England, be sure to stop by the Royal Shakespeare Company to see this awesome piece of art in person.
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