"Infinity encompasses us on all sides, life asserts itself, universal and eternal, our existence is but a fleeting moment, the vibration of an atom in a ray of the sun, and our planet is but an island floating in the celestial archipelago, to which no thought will ever place any bounds."
- M. Camille Flammarion. June, 1903.
Signed original prints are 8x10" on 16x20" paper, in an edition of 25. The work is printed and hand-embossed by the artist on 300gsm paper with rounded corners, and features a 19th-century-style studio stamp on the verso.
Available through Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, Texas, where these pieces, along with my black-and-white landscapes from ICELAND, were exhibited as "What Could Be."
was envisioned from the beginning as more than a portfolio of photographs. This Exhibition Catalog presents the work as it was intended — a synergistic interplay between words and images that explores the idea that science, mysticism, theology, cartography, cosmology and photography are intertwined, and all arise from the fundamental human need to ask: “Who are we, and what is our place in the universe?”
Each photomontage in this series melds my own photographs with historical artifacts: ancient manuscripts, maps, star charts, ship’s logs, NASA photographs, and 19th century glass plates. Each plate in the catalog is accompanied by the short story or quotation that gave rise to the image.
With gratitude to Democritus, Ptolemy, Galileo, Captain Cook, Edwin Hubble, and a thousand generations upon whose shoulders we stand.
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Jean Miele's photographs are available for purchase, license and exhibition. To talk about acquiring a signed original print, using pictures as stock, or booking an exhibition, workshop, or private lessons, please contact the studio.