For many artists it is their life's work to explore this infinite expanse, and through their art, shrink it into something we can see right in front of us. They allow a glimpse of a bigger picture, literally and conceptually, while relating to ideas of what immediately surrounds us.
For cover artist Julian Hanford, humankind's relationship with the universe is something that continues to influence his work, as he asks "what if?". Through his images he is challenging the viewer to consider new ways of thinking about where, and how, we exist in the cosmos.
Martyna Zoltaszek creates her own universes in her paintings; the edges of her canvases containing entire versions of the world as we know it, yet different. They contain new rules for what could exist, and how things could look. Her work could be considered escapism, and yet it is still of our time and space.
Through art we can find our place; in time, in society and in the universe.