Title: Astronaut – The Moonshine Edition
Size: 10 inches
Medium: Ceramic, hand painted with 23 carat gold lustre. Edition of 30. Available in a variety of colours.

Additional Information
The Astronaut first emerged from a series of characters I was creating in drawings and paintings during the 1990’s . It gradually took on a life of it’s own sometimes appearing in a whole variety of of settings and materials. On the surface there is a childlike, cartoon like simplicity but the character is enigmatic, timeless and mysterious -an explorer standing with one foot in this world and one foot in another. There is an obvious sci fi element yet the figure is decidedly low tech - primitive yet futuristic at the same time - a timeless icon part ancient part modern- a next generation Gormley - something of the Romanticism of Caspar David’s Friedrich’s the Wanderer - standing on the hill gazing at the beauty of it all and lost in time : a  journey that is as much through inner space as it is outer.

Price: £260

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About the Artist

Arran Ross is an Edinburgh-based artist, whose work incorporates sculpture, photography and painting. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1987 and then did postgraduate studies at Duncan of Jordanstone College, graduating in 1988. In 2000, he won an award from the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation in NYC. In 1997, he won the J.D Fergusson Award and in 1998 he won the Latimer Award from the RSA. Arran has also undertaken numerous residencies in Ireland, Wales, Holland and Scotland. In 2008 he exhibited "Yard In Space", at Out of The Blue, Drill Hall, then at the City Arts Centre, as part of the International Science Festival.