Prague Stars

Inspired by living in Prague, these stars reference the enlightened friendship offered by Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince. Stars were powerful symbols throughout the history of Prague, and symbols of hope for an oppressed citizenry, remaining visible on hundreds of church spires, in the chapels, on buildings, and in windows of homes throughout the decades of Nazi and Communist occupation. The Prague Star Series also refers to cosmology and the concept of universal harmony within a higher, and mathematical order–thinking back to the Bohemian Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and the gothic symbolism of his time, and to the Kabala, Tycho Brahe, Copernicus, and to the alchemists and mystics in the Bohemian court of Rudolf II, the star was something magic.

S. Jan