Imaging the Moon i
Digital illustration and print on aluminium
In Imaging the Moon, Karimi has appropriated diagrams and images from a selection of medieval Persian astronomy manuscripts. One layer reveals iconic scientific illustrations found in those early Persian scientists’ manuscripts; another presents her own interpretation and re-creation of astronomical diagrams, most importantly of the Moon.
Pantea Karimi is an Iranian-Amercian multidisciplinary artist based in San Jose, CA. Karimi has exhibited in diverse venues nationally and internationally. She works with installation, silkscreen and digital prints and researches medieval and early modern scientific manuscripts. Collectively, her art highlights the pivotal role of epistemic images in presenting and communicating knowledge.
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