In astronomy the Doppler Effect describes the movement of stars relative to the viewer. When a star and the Earth are approaching one another, the star looks blue, but only to someone standing on our planet. As the viewer and star move further away from each other the star appears red. The Doppler Effect is a visual depiction of subjectivity, with two entities (a star and an astronomer) seeing each other in a colour that no one on another planet or another star would see. 'Crossing Paths' visually manifests the mundane subjective experience of traveling amongst others by referencing the universal Doppler Effect. In our present polarized world, it is important to be reminded of everyday shared experiences we have with others, who may be strangers and have different or opposing perspectives on things.
Common household objects are photographed and digitally collaged to recreate the Doppler Effect colour gradient. These objects, used on a daily basis and shaping who we are, represent a shared identity. The juxtaposition of referenced concept (the Doppler Effect, tracking the movement of stars) with mundane objects adds interest and suggests a greater meaning to our everyday experiences.