About Cosmologica, Part I


Cosmologica documents a fictional space exploration mission using the 19th-century printing technique known as cyanotype. The series uses photographs of real-world spaceports, dust clouds, and light to tell the story of an explorer’s journey across the cosmos to a new planet. 


The artist behind this series has a passion for space but is grounded on Earth with camera in hand. Instead of actually flying to space, Cosmologica is an imaginary mission that contemplates our time and place in the cosmos.

In Part I, the series centers on the universality of the cosmos as the explorer photographs deep space for the first time. The stellar nurseries, comets, star clusters, and other phenomena depicted in this series may be reminiscent of the Hubble Space Telescope, but were re-contextualized images from our own world. These faux views from space serve as a visual reminder that we are in fact living in a universe made of common constituent elements.  Following this initial deep space survey, the explorer unexpectedly spots a potentially habitable planet in an otherwise unremarkable star system.

Spacesuit

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Spaceship

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Engines Engaged

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Nebula 23b

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Starcluster  11

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Galactic Filaments

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Halo Nebula

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Comet Fragments

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White Dwarf 12b

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Starcluster 39a

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Fox Nebula

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Delta Nebula

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Starcluster Sol

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Planet Identified

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Planetary Orbit Insertion

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