Artwork of DEATH!

By Phil Plait | March 16, 2010 7:38 am

A few months ago, I wrote about an art exhibit in NYC based on my book Death from the Skies! Brian George, one of the artists who put this exhibit together, just posted a very cool blog entry about it too.

He posted some great picture on Picasa, which you can see in the slideshow below or on Picasa directly.

I am totally blown away by the sculpture Solar Flares and CMEs. In the book, I describe how the tangling of the Sun’s magnetic field lines is like a bag full of springs under tension. How I pictured that in my head is almost exactly duplicated by that piece.

I could not get to NYC for the exhibit, but I really wish I had. The artwork is amazing, almost as amazing as the feeling I get thinking that a book I wrote for my own nefarious purposes actually inspired a group of artists to create such wonderful and astonishing pieces. My thanks to all of them for swelling my head just a little bit more.


Comments (11)

  1. You wrote a book?

    Edited to Add: Wow…I actually beat Ivan3Man!



    P.S. Todd W., you only beat me because I did not realize that you Americans had already gone into Daylight Saving Time last weekend, so Phil posted earlier than I had expected. D’oh! Whereas here in the UK, BST (British Summer Time) does not start until the last weekend of March.

  3. Todd, you forgot to to make it in giant flashing fonts though! :)

    And people say that there is no art in Science… I say there is no art without science!

  4. @Larian

    My html-fu is not as advanced as Ivan3Man’s.


    Yep. We started Bush-timeDaylight Saving Time this weekend. Sorry, but…you snooze, you lose.

  5. Brian

    (At least one reader thanks you folks for not using annoying fonts.)

    That exhibit just leaves me speechless. What a great idea for an art show. The results are so varied in nature and in the way they respond to the stories from the book. And what an honor, Phil. I can’t begin to imagine how you must feel.

  6. jcm

    I wonder what those nefarious purposes might be.

  7. WOW Thank you so much for posting about the show. I’m really happy you enjoyed the work and are sharing it with such a wide audience. I never thought starting a blog could be so much fun! So thanks for the inspiration there as well!
    Cheers! and Cheers! again.

  8. sylva333

    The Black Hole Era (Detail) was great!!!! Loved it!

  9. @sylva333: Thanks so much! It was a lot of fun to paint.

  10. Pi-needles

    Rarely have I seen better looking attacking aliens! ūüėČ

    That exhibition is awesome – love it! 8)

    @3. Larian LeQuella Says:

    …And people say that there is no art in Science‚Ķ I say there is no art without science!

    There is an art to science and a science to art! ūüėČ

  11. MarkAH

    I like the shout out to Disneys “The Black Hole”, in the Black Hole piece


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