images from here
my research for my exhibition has taken me to many places.
This is a place that I have returned to many times.
The stars cover the whole ceiling of the tomb of Nefertari.
the text that accompanies the above images states:
In the end, turn your gaze upwards, toward the ceiling of Nefertari’s underground chamber. To see a blue field full of stars.... They are not arrayed to imitate the constellations, but in rows multiplying horizontal and vertical patterns from wall to wall of the tomb. As if what is depicted is not the literal sky but endless permutation itself, infinity.
Close-up, we can see the precise (and precisely different) brush-strokes that make up individual stars. Think about it: the variations in the painter’s gestures---the pressure of hand and brush on the ceiling-surface during a single moment many millennia ago---are just about as infinite as the stars themselves. All made by a long-dead painter or painters as they went about their mortal, immortal labor.
image from here