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Between Sea & Sky
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BETWEEN SEA & SKY

Queqiao or The Bridge of Magpies is an ancient fable from Chinese mythology dating back over 2,600 years. The story goes that the daughter of heaven Vega, fell madly in love with a simple farmer boy Altair, until one day the two were banished to spend the rest of their lives on separate sides of the silver river.

Once a year, on the seventh night of the seventh moon, when their two stars shine brightest at either end of the Milky Way, it is said that all the magpies in the world take pity on them and flock to the heavens, forming a bridge that reunites the two lovers, but only for a fleeting moment.

Rather than rejoice in the rush of a reunion, Between Sea & Sky instead captures the bittersweet moment of separation. As Altair leaves the heavens, descends back down The Bridge of Magpies across the oceans and returns to earth.

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Between Sea & Sky

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