Carl Sagan was not the first to make this observation, but perhaps he put it most succinctly when he wrote in 1973, "Our sun is a second- or third-generation star. All of the rocky and metallic material we stand on, the iron in our blood, the calcium in our teeth, the carbon in our genes, were produced billions of years ago in the interior of a red giant star. We are made of star stuff."
That's what immediately came to mind when we saw Spanish artist Sergio Albiac's Stardust, a series of portraits made up of the stuff of the universe. There's something about that small piece of knowledge that is comforting; although we may not last forever, the stuff of which we are made continues on, in some form or another.
Creativity, Albiac believes, is also eternal -- and while the artist might die, what if a work could continue on? … Read more