Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Starship & Museum Bulletin Board #1

Fishing for images and ideas that remind me of the spaceship and museum. I want to start printing these images and putting them on my wall. (But I don't have a printer...)
ABOVE: "Flying Machine," Leonardo da Vinci, 1490
ABOVE: "Ornithopter," by Victor Tatin, 1875
ABOVE: Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes, Uterus
ABOVE: Sketch of the Guggenheim Museum, by Frank Lloyd Wright
ABOVE: Pink conch shell

ABOVE: The Guggenheim, inside (links to museum's site, timeline of the building's construction)
ABOVE: Nautilus shell's spiral of chambers, called camerae, that this cephalopod builds for itself as it grows. Photo by Todd Gipstein
ABOVE: "Ornithopter," Leonardo
Starship Enterprise (remastered episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

ABOVE: Edward Lear, Self-Portrait as a Bird; GB commemorative stamps, 1988, on the centenary of Lear's death

(You can see I saved the best for last.)


ArtSparker said...

Flying ovaries = Cthulhu.

Need I say, heh.

aleph said...

It´s a perfect sequence of images, graphics and concepts come about with a perfect (surreal?) joyful, delightful flying logic.

The Crow said...

If we are, indeed, made of stardust, people of the cosmos, what better spaceship than the uterus for our journey through space and time, to the moment of birth - the frontier where each new fetal 'man' has not gone before?

KMH said...

I thought of the _Nautilus_ exploring that other dark and hostile frontier, the deep seas. Its design has changed so often as each generation re-illustrates the classics.

Fresca said...

ARTS: Truly horrific! : )

ALEPH: "Flying Logic"--that would be a great name for a blog! Thanks for commenting---you're right, this is a joyous project.

CROW: Nice connections. I love knowing that we are made of stardust.

KMH: I looked for an image of Nemo's Nautilus that fit in, but they were all too pointy. There were some terrific illustrations of underwater life, though--like jellyfish and giant squidy things---maybe I should post those.
A cephalopod never goes amiss, eh?

momo said...

the blogger PZ Myers whose blog Pharyngula takes down creationist politics, also posts a Friday cephalopod if you want some fun images of underwater creatures.

Fresca said...

I'll have to look that up, momo.
Never too many cephalopods!

ArtSparker said...

I keep coming back to the goofy logic of this post.

Fresca said...

Me too!

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