Todd R. Forsgren
Ornithological Photographs / The World is Round / Post-industrial Edens / Resume
Untitled Re:Iterations / An Imperfect Representation / Other Works / Order a Book

Staring at the Sky and the Screen

Dreaming of Other Celestial Bodies

Wondering What They're Looking at
Breaking Branches and Bending Grids
Measuring Half-lives on the Horizon

Artist's Statement

fiveGlobal Roasting, C-print, 2013. 

Imaging living on a planet with five suns…
Consider the path that that plant might follow: 
It’d be a wonky, bumpy, and irregular orbit,
traveling around the center of the system’s mass.
Every once in a while, the suns might line up,
and you could see them all rise or set at once.
The planet might be considerably hotter than ours.
On the other hand, it also might not be.
But the seasons would certainly be complicated.
Maybe you'd have twenty-five of them.
Maybe you’d have even more than that.
But if you lived on that planet, you'd adapt.
It would become utterly ordinary.
There'd be overpasses and parking lots,
And there’d even be street lights there...
In case all the suns where down once.