Monday, May 24, 2010

The Red Cosmonaut by Jeremy Geddes

The Red Cosmonaut by Jeremy Geddes

Not only is this image visually stunning, it also uses symbols beautifully. A cosmonaut floating with birds, both of these symbols are loaded with different meanings and interpretations. They don't usually occupy the same situation, yet they are bought together in this image. Does the cosmonaut exist between the earth and space, fixed in a surreal sky? The bird flies so easily and the cosmonaut needs his heavy bulky suit to travel. I can't see the face of the cosmonaut; there is nothing to identify who he is; He is completely defined by what he is wearing. Does this allow the viewer to become the cosmonaut and occupy the space within the suit.

Jeremy Geddes Art