A close up of the center frame of The Storyteller. You can see the full piece in my gallery, and I will happily post a link as soon as I figure out how... :/
This frame shows the constellations of Perseus, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Cepheus, Aries, Lacerta, Arugia, Lynx, Camelopardalis, part of Gemini, part of Taurus, part of Draco, and literally the tail end of Cygnus.
The stars are all made with paper and placed precisely where you would see them in the sky, and are sized according to their magnitudes. The glittery trail is the Milky Way.
I must mention what a huge help
was in making this. Expert knowledge of papers, adhesives and techniques, and she was an absolute lifesaver. At one point in this process, the glue I'd been using reverted to paste in the high humidity of the summer, and my entire project slouched to the bottom of the frame. Jane got me on the right track with a strong, sturdy and flexible adhesive that will now be the only glue I ever use.