Organic Space (English)

Organic Space is a series of images about the living universe. Organic Space intends to show that the universe is more familiar than one might think. After all, the patterns and elements of space are inside us and all around us. You can see them when you look up at the night sky, when you look through a microscope, or in a mirror. The universe made us. We’re rich in carbon, like stars and planets. The universe grows and changes, like we do. It consumes and produces fuel. Celestial bodies can’t help but gravitate to each other. That’s why I think space is just as strange as we are, and just as normal. Exept for crop circle conspiracists, who are just strange… I mean to say that little green men or other corny theories are not what Organic Space is about. It’s about the way I see the universe and fail to understand it. Take the big bang for instance. In the beginning was the singularity, an infinite mass of questions. What if it was a shrunken universe? That means that I could be repeating myself. But I digress… Where do planets come from really? Maybe they grow in cabbage patches. And what is dark matter, flowing around like a swarm of krill? Maybe the big telescopes can tell, peering like they do into the cavities of space, capturing light bending around the blackest of holes. Go if you will to the Hubble Space Telescope website, and you will see what it discovered. In Organic Space I combine some of those pixel perfect discoveries with images of organic life, shaping and exploring my living universe. Organic Space is also a tribute to everyone involved in observing, studying, mapping and exploring space. They’ve provided me with a big basket of very fruitful material to work with. I’ve stopped counting the hours I spend in the image libraries of space institutions like NASA, ESA and JPL Caltech and behind my own computer – searching, trying, combining, photoshopping, rejecting and searching again. But that’s nothing compared to the endless hours scientists spend on cold mountains, in deserts and laboratories, studying the night sky, analyzing data, constructing little vehicles or waiting for a wow signal. Maybe one day they’ll see a space pteropod cruisin’ by. Or hear the distant humming of an Ori Colubris…

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