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Stardust and Ashes

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff. —Carl Sagan, Cosmos

I made these cyanotypes with the ashes of euthanized homeless animals from an animal shelter’s crematorium. Although these animals died without anyone mourn their passing, I hope these images serve as memorial. They are no one, yet they are everyone and everything. They have become dust that we will all one day return to.