We are made of star dust, stars are our ancestors. You and everything around you, every single natural and man-made thing you can see was made at the big bang or from generations of giant stars that lived, exploded, and died billions of years ago, before our sun and our planet were born. These ancestral stars, these cosmic cauldrons, created all the atoms of oxygen that now give us breath, of calcium that bind our bones, of phosphorus that light up our neurons, and of silicon that gives form and solidity to the very earth beneath our feet.
In the 1960s, Joni Mitchell celebrated this scientific discovery in an anthem that has empowered a whole generation: "We are stardust, billion year old carbon. We are golden.”
“We are star stuff” is how Carl Sagan said it.
The purpose of my web site is to capture moments of this billion year old carbon, this stardust.
All photographs are downloadable, they are part of the stardust.