Signed By: Storm Thorgerson in pencil
Edition: 150 World Wide
Dimensions: Print size 28″ x 33″, Image size 19″ x 19″
Atelier: Design and Photography by StormStudios
Condition: New – mint condition
Medium: Screenprint with 24 colours on Somerset tub sized paper 410gsm
Storm Thorgerson discusses the ideas behing the Catherine Wheel limited edition signed print
Judy Staring at the Sun is the full title and is an image designed for a single from the band Catherine Wheel in 1995. The song concerned a friend of The Catherine Wheel’s who was unfortunately a heroin addict and became removed and slowly more distant. In the lyrics it was noted particularly that she didn’t blink whilst looking at the sun.
I was trying to represent the icy world of detachment, Our Judy Staring is surrounded incongruously by ice, she can therefore witness the outside world but is removed and protected from it. She is naked to represent both her vulnerability and her uncaring attitude. She doesn’t mind how she appears to others, shielded as she thinks, by her invisible cloak of heroin (please do not try this exercise at home with a younger sibling, however great your rivalry, thank you).