'You are a ghost driving a meat covered skeleton made from stardust riding a floating rock through space. Fear nothing.' 

I saw this written on a bathroom wall and it was a revelation to me.I was so intrigued. I love the sentiment and the words really resonated with me. This statement has become almost a mantra for me and has changed the way I view the world and my place in it.

The fact is that we are all made of stars, isn't that incredible? It sounds like a fairy tale but it is true. Every element on Earth was formed at the heart of a dying star.
This series of paintings explores the idea that we are all stardust and are built from one creation spiral at the heart of a star. Much of my work deals with parenthood and the struggle that most of us share. We are building humans while the universe keeps building the galaxy. The creation spiral is a singular parent of all. The physical paintings are layer upon layers of building, mark making removing and adding to find that moment of grace. The final result has a celestial feel to it. I began using base metals mostly in the form of dust (actual stardust?!?) to represent the new spark, the formation or creation of life, of home.

My rebel yell mantra has become:
I am a mark maker.
I am a human builder.
I fear nothing.

The Stars In Our Blood
2014
Oil, Gold Dust, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
60"x48"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Sold DotThe Voltron Spiral
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
9 12"x12" panels
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Graphite Flake, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Sold DotTrue Absence
2014
Graphite Flake, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
12"x12"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Structures Form Within The Heart Of A Star
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
36"x24"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Simulacra
2013
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
36"x48"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
The Matriarch Spiral
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
18"x24"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars 24"x24"
We Are All Made Of Stars [Mignon]
2014
24"x24"
OIl, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars 48"x36"
The Royal Confront
2014
48"x36"
Oil, Interference, Graphite Flake, Enamel on Canvas
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
The Iron Blood Line
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
36"x48"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
The Duality Parallax
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
36"x48"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Poured Enamel on Canvas
The Creation Of Everything Began In The Heart Of A Dying Star
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Poured Enamel on Canvas
36"x48"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
The Stardust In Our Blood
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
24"x36"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Sold DotThe Binary Growth Spiral
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
24"x36"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars OIl, Graphite Flake, Enamel, Resin on Enamel
The Ante-Spiral
2014
OIl, Graphite Flake, Enamel, Resin on Enamel
12x12
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Forming
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
36"x24"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
Space Infinite- Supernova
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
24"x18"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Gold Dust, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Ephemeris
2013
Oil, Gold Dust, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
18"x24"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Sold DotBlueshift
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
12"x5"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Sold DotEqualibrium
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
12"x5"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Extragalaxy
2013
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
18"x24"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Graphite Flake, Enamel, Oil on Canvas
Sold DotAntimatter
2014
Graphite Flake, Enamel, Oil on Canvas
48"x24"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Graphite Flake, Enamel on Canvas
Sold DotSilentium
2014
Graphite Flake, Enamel on Canvas
48"x24"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
Forming of Pre-Solar Particles
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
36"x24"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
The World Spins Madly On
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
16"x16"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Sold DotThe Sargasso Formation
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
12"x12"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Temporal Plane
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
12"x12"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
Absolute Magnitude
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
18"x24"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
Grains Of Interstellum
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
36"x24"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Nebulon
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
24"x18"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Sold DotFibonoci's Retreat
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
5 12"x5" panels

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Sold DotStarburst Nebula
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
12"x4"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars OIl, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Enamel
Sold DotStarburst Galaxy
2014
OIl, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Enamel
12"x4"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Hypergalaxy
2013
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
12"x12"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
Creatura Spiralem
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
24"x24"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Gold Dust, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Space Infinite-Creation Spiral
2013
Oil, Gold Dust, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
12"x12"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars 12"x12"
A Smattering of Stardust
2014
12"x12"
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Sold DotLynx
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
5"x5"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Sold DotHydra
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
5"x5"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Sold DotLyra
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
5"x5"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Sold DotCrux
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
5"x5"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
Sold DotAra
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel, Resin on Canvas
5"x5"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
Crystalline Complex
2014
Oil, Gold Dust, Enamel on Canvas
2 12"x12" panels

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Sold DotFirst Spark
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
24"x18"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Birch Panel
We Are Dead Stars Staring Back At The Sky
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Birch Panel
10"x10"
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Birch Panel
The Iron In Our Blood Line
2014
Oil, Interference, Gold Dust, Enamel, Resin on Birch Panel
10"x10"

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein We Are All Made Of Stars Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
Binary North & South
2014
Oil, Interference, Enamel on Canvas
2 12"x12" Panels
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