Illustrations from
Vistas of Many Worlds

Attractive decor for the home, office, observatory, or museum! 

  • Metal Prints (various sizes, limited issue, $200 –$550) are portraits imprinted on custom-shaped aluminum sheets—a modern art medium which delivers breathtaking image clarity and luminescence. Wall-mount system is already installed.  No frames are required.  They come ready to display!

  • Metallic reprints (18" x 24", $120 each) are rectangular portraits printed on Kodak ENDURA metallic paper and mounted on high-quality Gator Foamboard suitable for direct hanging or custom framing.


 
Water World

A primordial ocean-world orbited by two moons is depicted in Ptolemy's Cluster (star cluster M7). The scene parallels Earth’s own natural history, commemorating the origins of watery oceans out of volcanic steam and infalling comets.  (See pages 96-97 in Vistas of Many Worlds)

20" x 30" metal print.
Limited issue: 200 copies

Price: $480

18" x 24"
metallic reprint.
 
Price: $120


 
Encounter

A humpback whale breeches the surface of the North Pacific in this vision of Earth’s future, 1.4 million years hence. At that time, Gliese 710 (the brightest star in the portrait) will be the closest star to the solar system at just 0.8 light years away. This may be close enough for the star to penetrate the solar system’s Oort Cloud—a vast reservoir of cometary material.  (See pages 56-57 in Vistas of Many Worlds)

24" x 30" metal print.
Limited issue: 200 copies

Price: $550

18" x 24"
metallic reprint.
 
Price: $120



Kepler-16

Kepler-16 is a binary star system located approximately 200 light years away from the Sun in the constellation Cygnus. The pair is orbited by a recently discovered Saturn-sized planet, Kepler-16b—the first circumbinary planet ever discovered, seen here from the vantage point of a hypothetical moon.  (See pages 84-85 in Vistas of Many Worlds)

24" x 30" metal print.
Limited issue: 200 copies
Remaining: 199 available

Price: $550


18" x 24"
metallic reprint.
  
Price: $120



Ardi and Adhara

This scene depicts the Earth's past when an ancient ape, "Ardi" the Ardipithecus, roamed Africa 4.4 million years ago.  The brightest star in the portrait is Adhara, which once shined as bright as Venus in the skies of Earth from a distance of 30 light years. (See pages 36-37 in Vistas of Many Worlds)

Size: 20" x 20" metal print.
Limited issue: 200 copies.

Price: $300


 
Supernova

A supernova marks the explosive end of the famous star Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion.  The outburst shines with the brilliance of the full Moon when seen from Earth at a hypothetical date of 500,000 years in the future.  (See pages 54-55 in Vistas of Many Worlds)

24" x 30" metal print.
Limited issue: 200 copies
Remaining: 199 available

Price: $550


18" x 24"
metallic reprint.
  
Price: $120


 
18 Scorpii

A hypothetical Earth-like world is depicted in the environs of the Sun-like star 18 Scorpii, 45 light years away from our solar system.  A moonlit view of an alien seashore reveals foamy waves lapping upon the dark sands of the beach.  The foam is sign that these waters contain organic matter. A short distance offshore stands a craggy outcrop in the form of a natural bridge, allowing a peek to the distant horizon where the bright star Rigel can be sighted.  (See pages 102-103 in Vistas of Many Worlds)

24" x 30" metal print.
Limited issue: 200 copies
Remaining: 199 available

Price: $550


18" x 24"
metallic reprint.
  
Price: $ 120


 
The Last Neanderthal

The last Neanderthals in Europe died out 37,000 years ago, during the last ice age. A lone survivor and his canine companion warm themselves by a fire. The constellation of Orion the Hunter is seen on the horizon. He too has a canine companion: Sirius, the “Dog Star,” follows him across the heavens.   (See pages 46-47 in Vistas of Many Worlds)

Size: 20" x 20" metal print.
Limited issue: 200 copies

Price: $300


 
The Dawn of Civilization

Stonehenge is one of the most celebrated archeological sites in existence. It incorporates certain design elements that also make it the earliest known astronomical observatory. In this scene we find as it may have looked when it was freshly built—4,500 years ago. The asterism of the “Big Dipper” appears overhead.  (See pages 48-49 in Vistas of Many Worlds)

Size: 16" x 24" metal print.
Limited issue: 200 copies

Price: $300



Prometheus Triumphant

The ability to control the use of fire can be traced back to Homo erectus, a species of hominid that flourished between 1.8 and 1.3 million years ago.  In this scene, a makeshift torch is used to collect flames from a brush fire ignited by a thunderstorm.  In the sky, a swarm of stars appears that originated from a much more ancient collision of massive gas clouds in the Galaxy.  (See pages 40-41 in Vistas of Many Worlds)

Size: 11" x 14" metal print.
Limited issue: 200 copies

Price: $150


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