River of Stars

River of Stars is a site-specific mural created for the new Aeronautics Engineering Building (2019) at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It interprets the night sky and the Milky Way above the Boulder Flatirons inhabited by a space capsule returning to earth, a supersonic jet leaving the earth, and an imagined buffalo (mascot of CU) constellation. It invokes the past in the Native American name for the Milky Way as the River of Stars, the present with the structures designed by entities such as the engineering program, and the future in the expansive sky of human imagination. Permanent installation dedicated in 2020.