final frontier “The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest” Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan ‘Final Frontier’ is a visual discourse covering space exploration, ancient rock markings of indigenous people and our relationship with the universe. The works open a dialogue between imagination and reality, exposing our vulnerability and shortcomings as humans – from ancient tribes that have disappeared forever to the global challenges we face today. Yet we also see endurance and inspired vision through the use of iconic imagery documenting the momentous achievements of the Apollo space missions, connections between old and new ideas of deities, transfixions with ancient gods and modern day idealism. The series reflects a persevering fascination with the skies, from ancient rock markings to our modern desire to expand the boundaries of our understanding. Parallels further manifest between astronauts who explore new worlds and the pioneers of the 1700s discovering and claiming new lands – which in turn led to the persecution of indigenous tribes. From early rigid beliefs of how the world and stars were constructed to the enduring legacy of missions to space and the speculation, humour and scepticism within today’s science fiction, the human spirit expresses an inherent desire and yearning to make sense of the mysteries of the cosmos. ‘Final Frontier’ places this dialogue at its centre.
Hand and Desert Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

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Landscape Grand Canyon Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

Untitled XI (Space) Mission from God

Dry Earth and Sun Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

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Horses and Water Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

Untitled XV (Space) Houston we have a Problem

Wild West Cowboy Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

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Stars and Night Sky Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

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Arrow and Canyon Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

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Stars and Night Sky Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

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Twenty Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

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Dry Dust Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

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Cowboy and Horse Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

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Eagle and Sky Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

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Bird and Sun Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

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People in Woods Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

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Forest Trees and Spirits Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

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Riders on the storm Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

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Night Moon Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

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