posted on Mar, 14 2007 @ 08:03 AM
As the pictures which Hubble and the various probes to the other planets become entrenched into the minds of humanity, I think that there will be a
growing demand for those kinds of artworks which explore possible scenes.
Using a bit of imagination can add to the beauty of any particular view or even attempt to tweak a landscape into recognizable features so that it is
more easily remembered.
I think that's human nature... searching the bumps and hollows of cave walls for the shapes of animals comes to mind. Should the exploration of space
and the solar system be handled any differently when it is looked at subjectively? IMO, to only look at the environs of other worlds or deep space
objectively holds us back from speculation and the feeling of wonder which is so large a part of my personal experience.
With so much having been discovered recently, there is new respect being given to the work Science Fiction artists have been doing for the past 50
This new type of work is just in its infancy, but will grow as the imaginations of artists become inspired by the beauty of gas/dust clouds, star
formations, the swirling scene around a black hole or the fantastic surfaces of moons and planets create alien colours or forms.
My amateur astronomer friend, who spends a great deal of time in his observatory and is the most scientifically minded person I know, is also learning
how to paint such scenes. It's his way of trying to make sense of what otherworldly conditions could look like.