An Everlasting Itch for Things Remote

There is no doubt that this is beautiful.

This vision of where humankind might one day go is made more palpable because it is based on what we have already seen. Taking our images of space, Erik Wernquist created a fantastical perspective on possible future space-exploration.

The images are moving, conjuring the excitement of a hopeful future and the romance of exploration, of the innate human need to delve into the inner reaches of outer space, to address the eternal human question — why are we?

The stars — those wandering giants with whom we have been in communion since before we could speak even to each other — are the explorer’s ultimate prize, propelled by the unquenchable belief that the further we go to find the answer, the closer we come to knowing it.

 

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