tlahuizcalpantecuhtli o xolotl, 2015, video
60 seconds

i turned my telescope to venus with a camera pointed at the eyepiece. i recorded the planet as it moved across the sky for one minute. once i reviewed the video, i saw the crescent star falling from the sky to the earth. i decided to call this star, tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, a mexica trickster deity whose companion is a white hummingbird. to also reflect the duality of the morning and evening star, i also call it xolotl.