Comic Cosmology

Comic Cosmology is a series of large-format studio photographs that recreate 17th century etchings by the occultist cosmologist Robert Fludd. His illustrations depict his concepts of the moment of creation, and the development of the universe. While he was grounded in biblical and esoteric knowledge of his time, many of his depictions have similarities to contemporary scientific knowledge about the Big Bang, the cosmic background radiation, the development of galaxies, and other aspects of cosmology. Here his images are recreated as 3D paper constructions in black and white, then lit to add color and texture.

The first image represents Fludd’s most famous image, which is considered the first representation of the void of space. Around the edges of the frame say the words “and so on forever,” an ellipsis to the concept of infinite space.