This image began as a very simple experiment: try to combine the figure of
Atlas with an actual photograph of Earth (Gaia) as seen from an orbiting
satellite. After that was achieved, it seemed necessary for Atlas to be
standing on "something".....perhaps an imaginary grid.
The more I gazed at the lonely Atlas & Gaia, the more I imagined seeing other cosmological images.....and then the Norse Yggdrasil Tree appeared. Next, it seemed only appropriate to put in a background of deep space....and then the moon appeared.
As my reverie continued, I decided to include the solar calendar of the Aztecs. Finally, a frieze of the ancient Persian Tree of Life, completed the dream-like composition.
Unlike most of my digital collages, this work truly took on a life of its own. I hope that the effect on the viewer will also create a dream-like sense of wonder about the cosmos.....perhaps not unlike my own "cosmic reverie".
- Submitted by John Meluch.
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