Last spring I was hired by Blue Marble Space Institute of Science to paint and design the cover of a fascinating book that is part science, part history, part philosophy. This book highlights seven historic scientific documents from the past four hundred years that address the possibility of life beyond our earthly shores, long before the idea of aliens and space travel permeated our culture and scientific and engineering endeavors. Each historic document was chosen by a scientist currently in astrobiology, who then describes its value to science and how it relates to understanding life on earth and beyond.
I feel deeply honored to be a part of this project. It was hugely inspiring to read the chapters and paint what I saw in them. A truly rewarding experience! And a fascinating read.
You can find this book, Compendium of Astrobiology Classics: Perspectives on Foundational Texts on Amazon, here.