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AstroArts Blog

 AstroArts is an artists lead program, co-founded by visual artist Daniela de Paulis and astronomer Thilina Heenatigala.

The AstroArts Blog features artistic works inspired by the Cosmos and Space research.

 

Posted By Liz Sanders on Thursday, 03 April 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

BY: NAHUM MANTRA

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I cannot stop thinking about space. Ultimately this where I am right now, writing these lines. It’s not about ‘being’ outside, it’s about realizing where we are. I am curious and can’t stop wondering...

Posted By Liz Sanders on Thursday, 27 March 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

BY DANIELA DE PAULIS

Can you please describe your latest work, Heaven's Carousel, for the AWB community?

The Heaven's Carousel creates a kind of...

Posted By Liz Sanders on Saturday, 22 March 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

By Ron Saunders

Zoroasterweb16”X24”, acrylic and spray paint on canvas

The following paintings are the result of recent experiments using liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze water and oil-based paints, thereby using phase...

Posted By Elizabeth Howell on Wednesday, 12 March 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog


Tim Otto Roth with his programmer & assistant Benjamin Staude at work at the Americain Museum of Natural History, NYC 2011. credit: AMNH/D. Finnin.

BY DANIELA DE PAULIS

One of my major...

Posted By Elizabeth Howell on Monday, 10 March 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

BY PEGGY WALKER

Crabnebula

CRAB NEBULA – M-1 The Hubble image evoked a picture of a pond with vegetation around the bank. If one would walk into it, the vegetation would wrap around your legs. I used a blue synthetic fabric that is cool to the touch for the water and moss for the nebulous gases. The wooden...

Posted By Elizabeth Howell on Monday, 03 March 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

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BY RON SAUNDERS
PAINTINGS BY 'CARLOS'

R: How long have you been doing this and how did you learn?

C: I’ve been doing it for 23 years. I started by watching my brothers in law and wanted to try. When they let me do it the first time and showed me a few things I liked it. I’ve been doing it...

Posted By Elizabeth Howell on Monday, 24 February 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

These paintings investigate how our desire to find our place in the universe can result in a deeper understanding in what we observe. There is a recognition that what we observe may not have always been the same, that the very action of observing may impact the end result.

As explained by the observer effect, born out of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, to observe something is...

Posted By Elizabeth Howell on Monday, 17 February 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

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PHOTOS AND TEXT BY RON SAUNDERS

I am a multi-disciplinary artist who works in both traditional and experimental media, and have shown and lectured about my work nationally and internationally. No matter what medium or content I have explored, I have carried my interest in the sciences with me.

In...

Posted By Liz Sanders on Thursday, 23 January 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

Andy Sawyer, Science Fiction Librarian, University of Liverpool

The first serious speculation about interplanetary travel may have been that of John Wilkins, Bishop of Chester, who in 1640 added a new ‘proposition’ to a re-titled edition of his The Discovery of a World in the Moone (1638). Drawing upon the observations of Galileo, Wilkins had suggested that the Moon was a world like our own, that believing this did not contradict Christian belief and...

Posted By Liz Sanders on Wednesday, 15 January 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

By Alex Storer

An inseparable relationship between space, art and music was forged when I was just a boy.

Two albums I’d hear my father playing were Mike Oldfield’s groundbreaking début, Tubular Bells, from 1973, and Jean Michel Jarre’s 1977 breakthrough,

Posted By Liz Sanders on Saturday, 11 January 2014. Posted in AstroArts Blog

By Keith Cooper

I distinctly remember the first time that I saw space art as a child. It wasn’t artwork of the moon or...

Posted By Elizabeth Howell on Friday, 20 December 2013. Posted in AstroArts Blog

BY DANIELA DE PAULIS

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Richard Clar, Spaceflight Dolphin sculpture/satellite - Illustration by Edgar Duncan1982

AstroArts will be celebrating its first year of activities in January 2014! On behalf of all AstroArts team and Astronomers Without Borders I would like...

Posted By Elizabeth Howell on Friday, 13 December 2013. Posted in AstroArts Blog

BY KATHLEEN HORNER

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 The Earth as seen during the four seasons. Credit: Tauʻolunga/Wikimedia Commons

The Shortest Day

And so the Shortest Day came and the year died
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing,...

Posted By Elizabeth Howell on Thursday, 28 November 2013. Posted in AstroArts Blog

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Soma, project of installation, room 29 / Forte Carpenedo, Venice.


Soma / Invasive Neuronal Signal is a sound/light/sculpture and site-specific installation in room 29 at the Forte Carpenedo.
Noises, buzzes and beats symbolize what happens in our minds or in the earthly subsoil....

Posted By Elizabeth Howell on Monday, 25 November 2013. Posted in AstroArts Blog

BY WILLIAM K. HARTMANN, PLANETARY SCIENCE INSTITUTE, TUCSON, ARIZONA

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Caption: “Formation of Terrestrial Planets”. The origin of planets in the primordial solar system. The...