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THE SPACESHIP PROJECT
merges the art of scanography with the study of the stars, terrestrial and celestial phenomena.
Since 2005, Marzia has been exploring various photo techniques and found a love for using the scanner due to the detailed macro images they produce. Initially scanning their body, the artist later shifted their focus to objects and plants, eventually choosing flowers to represent stars and constellations.
Drawing from the second hermetic principle of Correspondence, Marzia carefully selected floral elements and geometric shapes to represent the constellations' nature and their relationship with the elements and celestial bodies. The creative process involved selecting, collecting, scanning, cutting, cleaning, studying, reassembling, and exporting the flowers' images to create the final art pieces.
The resulting artwork showcases the Stars, the 12 Constellations that the Sun meets in its great ecliptic circle, with additional works featuring the Elements and the Planets. The artist's approach was slow and deliberate, allowing for a thorough study and aesthetic reinterpretation of the meaning of the celestial bodies.
BEGINNING OF SEASON
MIDDLE OF SEASON
END OF SEASON
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The 12 Zodiac Constellations
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
Cardinal - fire - ruled by Mars
Fixed - earth - ruled by Venus
Mutable - air - ruled by Mercury
Cardinal - water - ruled by Moon
Fixed - fire - ruled by Sun
mutable - earth - ruled by Mercury
Cardinal - air - ruled by Venus
Fixed - water - ruled by Mars
Mutable - fire - ruled by Jupiter
Cardinal - earth - ruled by Saturn
Fixed - air - ruled by Saturn
Mutable - water - ruled by Jupiter
Each Constellation brings amessage from the Universe, listen
As an astrological phenomenon, the Moon and Sun are recognized as planets due to their apparent movement and changing positions in the sky. Their unique characteristics are defined by their brightness, movement, and elemental associations within the celestial pattern.
Symbol of power and force, the Sun represents creation, honour and richness. Its light relation with the earth determines the day and the night. The Sun defines the earth cycles of life, the seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Its nature is Hot and Dry and it is associated with masculine energy.
Silvery and yellow stones are shining shades of the Moon. If the Sun in the King of the heavens, the Moon is the Queen. The Moon is also the fastest celestial body, it passes through all the zodiac Sign in about 28 days. It is pictured like a circle, and divided into four parts, like its main phases: new, first quarter, full, third quarter
Mercury is warm, light and purple. It is in fact a planet that is never very far from the Sun in its orbit. Its crown made of red gerbera petals recalls the alchemical symbol of Mercury, which resumes the caduceus, associated with Hermes in Greek culture.
Venus is fertile, like an edible plant that sprouts and bears fruit. This is why its shape resembles that of a tree made up of leaves and flowers of basil,lavender, passion fruit and a wild carrot flower.
It is a red planet, very close to tfhe Sun. The yellows and reds of the chosen flowers reflect the ire element associated with it. Red is the color in the sky if we see Mars with the naked eye from the earth.
Jupiter is a planet of plenty. It is connected to the Air element, represented by a feather. It is a symbol of abundance, harmony, justice and equilibrium.
It is very far from the Sun. It is cold and dry planet, associated to the Earth Element It is related to austerity, isolation, responsibility and death. It is represented by dry flowers and a shell of a dead crab.
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Ancient Greeks believed that everything in the universe is made of four basic elements: fire, water, earth, and air. These elements are considered the "root-principles" of astrology, and these scanographs are inspired by alchemy symbolism. From the blazing heat of the fire to the calm flow of water, the solid stability of the earth to the swift movement of air, each element has its own unique qualities.
Explore our collection and discover the power and beauty of the four elements.
"The synchronicity of the universe is determined by certain mathematical constants which express themselves in the form of 'patterns' and 'cycles' in nature."
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
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.
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).
The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. They determinate the beginning of each season: Summer (Summer Solstice) Winter (Winter Solstice) Spring ( Spring Equinox), Autumn (Autumn equinox)
This celestial phenomena happens once a year when the Sun enters Virgo constellation. Virgo falls is at the end of summer, when change is about to happen in nature. Things are in flux as temperatures begin to fall and the sun is not as high in the sky. It is time to harvest, to pay attention to certain signs of nature and to accurately collect crops.
"Planet Mars travelling in Sagittarius Constellation" Mars in Sagittarius brings out the inner strength of the wild and free nature sign, symbolized at times by the Horse. It is a Masculine Sign, matching the energy of Mars. This image reflects the fire -warm - colours of both Signs and Planet. The yellow flowers symbolize the Sagittarius'arrow.
From February 25th 2021 until March 21st 2021 This image aims to describe the fertility of the planet Venus in a water sign like Pisces. Lavender flowers are at the bottom, creating 2 semicircles, like the astrological symbol of Pisces. A circular, almost uterine shape collects light and generates a rhombus on the top. It is made up of 16 poppy ovaries.
"The cumulative effect of sacred geometry is the connection between the microcosm and the macrocosm."
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.
The digital art loop featuring terrestrial phenomena was incorporated into the movie, which is available online