Astri Swendsrud

This drawing is one of a series entitled Confetti Divinations and functions as a map for interpreting the positions of tossed confetti. It is part of a body of work that combines everyday party materials, such as birthday candles and confetti, with esoteric symbology and forms of ritual magic. The drawings, which visually echo sacred geometry charts or map orientation lines, rely on the inherently-ordering nature of geometry to imbue a sense of containment and order, while failing to provide a key to their interpretation. The star-shaped confetti sprinkled across them acts as a star-chart waiting for an astrological reading.

Confetti Divination (Pentagram), (2015), Graphite and confetti on paper