Celestial Animals Woven from Thread Illuminate Entire Rooms

Celestial animals come to life in this luminescent, sculptural installation by French artist Julien Salaud. Part of his Stellar Cave series, each expansive work of art is made of cotton thread that is coated in ultraviolet paint, woven into the shapes of stunning creatures, and held down with thousands of nails to form a glowing tapestry that transforms the room into an intergalactic grotto.

Polygonal representations of deer, birds, bears, and felines evoke the geometric likenesses of constellations in the night sky. The intricately formed beasts seem to be part of an imagined mythology and cosmos that envelops the viewer in the dazzling light of a faraway galaxy.

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