The latest solar image...Albireo
I've been experimenting with simplicity. Now, I'm not a simple designer. I LIKE bold. I like graphic. I like strong colors. I like a lot of stuff going on. I think because I'm pretty self-contained, I express everything in my design work. However, I understand that sometimes "less is more", so I'm challenging myself by taking something big-like...SPACE, and trying to do simple, simple prints of it. Interestingly, the fact that space is in itself massive to us in theory; visually, from our POV, it looks very small. The moon looks like a quarter, Mercury is but a small dot on the horizon, stars are interchangeable to our eyes. It's kind of our own self-importance that we equate our relative being in relation to that infinite space by focusing on what we can see ourselves and its relation to us in the here and now. I think with that, I can understand why so many civilizations viewed the Earth as the center, and the universe as something that revolved around the Earth. It's a component of the human mind and the human spirit that we desire to be a part of something larger-yet at the same time, we are so visual that at times we overlook the incredible massive EVERYTHING that extends beyond our realm of sight. It's the whole, if you don't see it, it doesn't exist.
Which brings me to this. This is Albireo, the Dual Star. I know-"Dual Star?", you're probably thinking...that's gramatically incorrect! WELL. Here's an example of perception of space in relation to the human eye. From Earth-visible by the naked eye, Albireo looks like a single star. It's only upon busting out a handy dandy telescope that Albireo is actually two stars-a small blue one and a large gold one. Imagine the amazing things that we can't see that must exist out in the universe-beyond our universe-beyond our mind's eye. I like to think of that sometimes. Okay, long-winded post over. :)