Constellations in the Core

Constellations in the Core

Tour downtown Jasper during the month of October to discover the beauty and wonder of the night sky painted on various store front and windows. Artist Keenan Kirk (Kidpixel), in collaboration with local Jasper artists, has brought constellations to life around town – how many can you find.

Artist Notes:

I’ve always been fascinated with astronomy. One of my favourite memories as a child was learning about the constellations. They always made me feel so small, but also like I wasn’t alone. Connected to different civilizations  across time. Like magic. At that point I only knew a handful of constellations, but over the years my interest continued to grow.

I became aware of different constellation maps across different cultures. Egyptian, Arabic, Ojibwe, Chinese, Belarusian, and many, many more. No matter where you are on the Earth, we all look up at the same sky on the darkest of nights.

I wanted this concept to help educate people beyond the few so called “Modern or Western” constellations that are taught in schools and open the door to something much bigger that connects all of us.

If you‘re like me, hopefully this will ignite that same sense of wonder that caught me as a kid. That same magic.

About the Artist

Keenan Kirk is a Canadian Illustrator and Graphic Designer based out of Edmonton, AB. For over 10 years Keenan has spent his time expanding his knowledge of Identity Design, Typography, Illustration, Web Design, Interface Design and Product Design. Keenan has used these skills to break out into new territory as a mural artist and looks forward to bringing his interpretation of the dark sky above to the windows of Jasper businesses.

Instagram: @Kidpixel



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