A Meditation on the Overview Effect, 2018 Mixed media installation: Inkjet on sintra, brass, painted wood, resin, monofilament Circle element: 84 inches, dia. (213.36 cm. dia.) Brass rod: length variable ---------------------------------- Astronauts orbiting the Earth have been known to experience what’s been called “The Overview Effect”—a cognitive shift toward hyper-awareness of the fragility and beauty of our planet. E.V. Day’s Meditation on the Overview Effect, from a larger body of work mining resonances between the neuropsychology of space travelers, Italian Renaissance and Baroque annunciation paintings, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculpted golden rays (raggi), arose from the year she spent in Italy as a Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts at The American Academy in Rome.