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thespaceshipproject

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THE SPACESHIP PROJECT
merges the art of scannography with a dedicated approach to the study of the stars,
terrestrial and celestial phenomena.

 

If you want to know more about the art of Scannography visit -about Scannography-

Since 2005, I've been experimenting with photo techniques, and using a scanner is what I like best, mainly because it gives me the possibility to create really detailed macro images. 

My early works involved scanning my body, which I explored until realising that it could be more fun to work with objects and plants. 

 

According to the second hermetic principle of Correspondence

“As above, so below; as below, so above”

 I've chosen the flowers to illustrate the stars

Using floral elements and geometric shapes (leaves, flowers, colours),  each star describes the constellation's nature reassembling their deep relation with the elements ( fire, water, earth, air) and the celestial bodies ( Moon - Venus - Mercury - Sun - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn). Here you can see the Stars and the Constellations. Other works include the Elements, the Planets, and the Planets in the Signs.

The process starts with Selecting the flowers, before moving on to the phases of Collecting, Scanning, Cutting, Cleaning, Studying, Reassembling,  and Exporting. 
 
The Stars are then ready to go to Space and reproduce the 12 constellations that the Sun meets in its great ecliptic circle. The creative process was careful and slow - a way to study and aesthetically reinterpret the meaning of the celestial bodies.

BEGINNING OF SEASON

MIDDLE OF SEASON

END OF SEASON

SPRING

ARIES
ARIES

March 21 (spring equinox) - April 20 Element: Fire Qualities: Hot and Dry Season (Northern Hemisphere) Beginning of Spring Mode: Cardinal Ruler: Mars Brightest star: Hamal The Red Erythrina reflects Fire, planet Mars and is also reminiscent of the horns of a ram. The Pennyroyal green leaves are sharp, to symbolise Aries’ edgy side, with small plants starting to sprout up in Spring.

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TAURUS
TAURUS

April 21 - May 20 Element: Earth Qualities: Cold and Dry Season (Northern Hemisphere): Middle of Spring Mode: Fixed Ruler: Venus Brightest star: Aldebaran The brown cross made with dry Poppy pistil represents the Earth element and its stability. The yellow Daisy and the green Basil leaf represent Spring colours. The white chrysanthemum depicts Venus and its calm and pleasant side

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GEMINI
GEMINI

May 21 - June 21(summer solstice) Element: Air Qualities: Hot and Wet Mode: Mutable Season: End of Spring Planet: Mercury Brightest star: Pollux Considering the duality of this sign, there are two pairs of parallel strings, one of purple Lavender and one of white Chrysanthemum. The general shape of this image is reminiscent of the symbol of Mercury. The yellow big Gerber represents sunlight, and the days getting longer, culminating at the end of Spring on the 21st of June, summer solstice

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CANCER
CANCER

June 21 ( summer solstice) - July 21 Element: Water Qualities: Cold and Wet Mode: Cardinal Season (Northern Hemisphere): Beginning of Summer Ruler: Moon Brightest star: Asellus Borealis The main flower is a blue Violet, surrounded by white cardamine flowers and yellow Nasturtium petals. This combination of colours was chosen because of the Water element and the bright light that the Moon provides at night

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LEO
LEO

July 23 - August 22 Element: Fire Qualities: Hot and Dry Mode: Fixed Season (Northern Hemisphere): Middle Summer Ruler: Sun Brightest star: Regulus The red Gerbera with its red crown represents the Fire element and Leo itself, while the yellow Gerbera petals and the small Chives (lilac flowers) reinforce the warmth of summer and the sun’s bright light.

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VIRGO
VIRGO

August 23 – September 22 (autumn equinox) Element: Earth Qualities: Cold and Dry Mode: Mutable Season (Northern Hemisphere): Beginning of the end of Summer Ruler: Mercury Brightest star: Spica The Summer is coming to an end, giving way to the wheat-harvesting season. The days become shorter and the yellow Daisy symbolises the Sun, surrounded by wheat. The green basil reminds us that this is the time of year when we reap summer’s abundance.

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LIBRA
LIBRA

September 23 (autumn equinox)- October 22 Element: Air Qualities: Warm and Wet Mode: Cardinal Season (Northern Hemisphere): Beginning of Autumn Ruler: Venus Brightest star: Zubeneschamali Passion fruit flowers and strawberry leaves reflect the sweet and calm side that Venus provides Libra. The purple chives flowers and the white Cardamine are also edible plants.

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SCORPIO
SCORPIO

October 23 - November 21 Element: Water Qualities: Cold and Wet Mode: Fixed Season (Northern Hemisphere): Middle of Autumn Ruler: Mars Brightest star: Antares The red Erythrina represents Mars’ strength and fire. The Water element is more present in the bluish tone of the cornflower and the wild carrot flower. The cornflower’s sharp petals and the thin stamens reflect Scorpio’s defensive and aggressive side.

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SAGITTARIUS
SAGITTARIUS

November 22 - December 21 (winter solstice) Element: Fire Qualities: Hot and Dry Mode: Mutable Season (Northern Hemisphere): End of Autumn Ruler: Jupiter Brightest Star: Kaus Australis As this is an Autumn Fire sign, its hot quality becomes warmer due to the decreasing sunlight. The colours of the Ruellia and Snapdragon are purple and pink, these are also colours associated with Jupiter. The shape of this star and the stamens are reminiscent of the form of Sagittarius' arrow.

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CAPRICORN
CAPRICORN

December 22 (winter solstice) - January 19 Element: Earth Qualities: Cold and Dry Mode: Cardinal Season (Northern Hemisphere): Beginning of Winter Ruler: Saturn Brightest star: Deneb Algedi This is the beginning of winter. It is dry and cold like the earth in this period of the year, The eucalyptus brown seed reflects this season's qualities. Meanwhile, the red Gerbera, the Physalis and the stamens provide small eyes and horns to Capricorn's goat.

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AQUARIUS
AQUARIUS

January 20 - February 18 Element: Air Qualities: Hot and Wet Mode: Fixed Season (Northern hemisphere): Middle of Winter Ruler: Saturn Brightest Star: Sadalsuud The Agapanthus flower and white Chrysanthemum represent the Air element, while the poppy pistils represent the dry winter. Their brown colour and the cross shape stand for Saturn, ruler of this season's stage, the farthest planet from the sunlight

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PISCES
PISCES

February 19 - March 20 (spring equinox) Element: Water Qualities: Cold and Wet Mode: Mutable Season (Northern Hemisphere): End of Winter Ruler: Jupiter Brightest Star: Alrisha The light blue Cornflower, Agapanthus and the white Wild-carrot flowers are reminiscent of the Water element, light lilac tone colours, and also of the pink English Daisy, which is associated with Jupiter, ruler of this sign. It's the end of the winter season and its shape reminds us of the snow crystal.

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SUMMER

AUTUMN

WINTER

A constellation is a group of stars that forms an imaginary pattern on the celestial sphere, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, a god, or an inanimate object.

BEGINNING OF SEASON

MIDDLE OF SEASON

END OF SEASON

SPR

ING

SUMMER

AUTUMN

WINTER

ARIES CONSTELLATION
ARIES CONSTELLATION

Cardinal - Fire - Ruled by Mars

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TAURUS CONSTELATION
TAURUS CONSTELATION

Fix - Earth - Ruled by Venus

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GEMINI CONSTELLATION
GEMINI CONSTELLATION

Mutable - Air - Ruled by Mercury

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CANCER CONSTELLATION
CANCER CONSTELLATION

Cardinal - Water - Ruled by the Moon

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LEO CONSTELLATION
LEO CONSTELLATION

Fix - Fire - Ruled by the Sun

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VIRGO CONSTELLATION
VIRGO CONSTELLATION

Mutable - Earth - Ruled by Mercury

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LIBRA CONSTELLATION
LIBRA CONSTELLATION

Cardinal - Air - ruled by Venus

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SCORPIO CONSTELLATION
SCORPIO CONSTELLATION

Fix - Water - Ruled by Mars

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SAGITTARIUS CONSTELLATION
SAGITTARIUS CONSTELLATION

Mutable - Fire - Ruled by Jupiter

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CAPRICORN CONSTELLATION
CAPRICORN CONSTELLATION

Cardinal - Earth - Ruled by Saturn

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AQUARIUS CONSTELLATION
AQUARIUS CONSTELLATION

Fix - Air - Ruled by Saturn

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Mutable - Water - Ruled by Jupiter

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astrologically speaking, the Moon and the Sun are also considered planets

 

They are celestial bodies that we see changing position in the sky.

Their characteristics are given by the brightness, movement,

qualities associated with the elements

and position in the celestial pattern

 

There's a lot say about them, so they've a dedicated page

EARTH
EARTH
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WATER
WATER
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FIRE
FIRE
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AIR
AIR
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"The synchronicity of the universe is determined by certain mathematical constants which express themselves in the form of 'patterns' and 'cycles' in nature."

SUMMER SOLSTICE
SUMMER SOLSTICE

This is the June solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the December solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. The summer solstice occurs sometime between June 20 and June 22 in the Northern Hemisphere and between December 20 and December 23 in the Southern Hemisphere. It occours when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight

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EQUINOX
EQUINOX

On the day of the Equinox daytime and night time are of approximately equal duration all over the Planet. It is the moment at which the center of the visible Sun is directly above the equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox is called the vernal or spring equinox while the September equinox is called the autumnal or fall equinox. In the Southern Hemisphere, the reverse is true.

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WINTER SOLSTICE
WINTER SOLSTICE

The winter solstice occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. The winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year. It occurs during the hemisphere's winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, December solstice (usually 21 or 22 December) and in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the June solstice (usually 20 or 21 June).

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"The cumulative effect of sacred geometry is the connection

between the microcosm and the macrocosm."

FORCED TIME OUT
FORCED TIME OUT

This scannograph is made with masks and glows used for social distancing and prevention of the covid-19 pandemic. Covid 19: to reach the universe it must have some beautiful feathers Viruses have been described as "organisms at the edge of life", since they resemble organisms in that they possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating multiple copies of themselves through self-assembly.

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