The titles featured in this gallery are available as Giclee prints. Giclee prints are digitally produced art, printed on canvas or paper using archival quality materials for many years of fade-free enjoyment. Paper offers a smooth finish while canvas is textured to appear similar to an actual painting. All Giclee prints are signed and have a minimum 2" white border on all sides.
Also titled, "Interstellar Communication as a Genetic Activity". The artist's vision of the complex relationship between molecules, planets, and life. The double helix of DNA is shown unwinding and replicating as a system of planets linked by communication. The network of civiliations is envisioned as the Galaxy's DNA.
Commissioned by the Life Sciences Division of NASA in 1986 to illustrate a publication about their work. The artist imagines the lift-off of a Space Shuttle as symbolically and literally carrying Earth's DNA into space.
This is the most ambitious painting of the Encyclopedia Galactica series by Jon Lomberg, with an elaborate caption co-written with Carl Sagan. See page 313 of the book, COSMOS, by Carl Sagan for other captions from this series. Full caption available on request.
The artist had completed a diving trip to the Red Sea and was painting in Jerusalem when he created this vision of the analogy between a fish in the ocean and our planet in space. It has been used on the cover of the textbook THE SEARCH FOR LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE by Donald Goldsmith and Tobias Owen, and was the logo for the International Bioastronomy Symposium held at the University of California in 1993.
In 1987, Jon Lomberg was invited by the Soviet Academy of Sciences to display his work at the Space Future Forum, an international meeting held on the 30th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik I. The artist painted this image to symbolize the future of cooperation in space. The Capitol Building of the United States of America and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, symbolizing their respective nations, dock in orbit around the Earth.
The planet Mars is seen just beneath the point where the two buildings link. A joint effort to explore Mars is a worthy goal of international collaboration between the two great spacefaring powers of Earth. The view of Earth is of the Eastern Pacific, from the cloud covered Bering Straits, where the continents "dock", to Hawaii, home of the artist.
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