energy maps that seek to capture the energy of the universe
Cosmic dust maps are one source of these novel maps out of down feathers that seek to capture the energy of the cosmos.
Exploring the latest astrophysical maps, such as those of galactic dust, these “maps” combine a wide range of scientific illustrations to create a new series that aims to playfully depict the entire cosmos. The result is a long way from illustration, as these Energy Maps are a novel amalgam. Presented as maps “to feel like the universe,” these are tremulous works in stork and turkey down feathers intended to respond to viewing. As viewers come close to examine the work, their breathing makes the down quiver. Blowing makes the works shiver. Even static, these wispy pieces imply movement, imply energy.