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Carl Sagan once said that we are all “star stuff.”

We began deep in the blazing innards of the stars of the ancient universe (note: I’ve been trying to work the phrase “blazing innards” into the blog for awhile now).  In those ancient stars elements like carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen were forged.  When a star exploded at death, all of those elements shot out.  They went on to form new stars, then planets, then life on those planets, then a little insignificant group called human beings.

Artist Ignacio Torres created these images with our cosmic origins in mind.

From the artist’s statement:

“This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation.”

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