The Vegetable Constellation Show
I love vegetables.
I love constellations.
Why not combine two awesome things simultaneously?
I love the amazing colors and shapes of produce.
When they told me some of the pieces needed to be dark sky themed, I thought “How in the world would I combine fruits and vegetables AND dark skies???” Instantly, this idea of turning vegetables into constellations came to me and I knew I had to make it happen! Combining garlic scapes with Hydra was the first idea…and then it went from there!
I’ve always enjoyed the illustrations behind the constellations. In this show, I’ve taken all real constellations and have created my own illustrations to go behind them, inspired by amazing vegetables I’ve always wanted to draw and paint.
I initially learned the constellations my first summer in Moab working as a river guide in 1994. I slept under the stars and spent hours enjoying the desert dark skies with a little pocket guide to constellations. Since then, constellations have felt like old friends to me. I love looking up and seeing a familiar set of stars that I feel somehow connected to.
I drew all the vegetables from real life. I was that weird person in the produce section, oddly studying all the produce to try and find the perfect vegetable to take home and draw.
I had so much fun creating this show. I hope you enjoy it too!
All images are © by Katrina Lund and may not be duplicated or used without written permission by the artist.