Whilst Joe Bananas is most famous for finding inspiration in nature here on earth, for the Art Series, we also look to the celestial universe for its infinite illumination. We revere astronomy as one of the oldest natural sciences and the one which weaves a common thread between all of our human history’s vast civilisations as we have all gazed into the night sky to question and look for answers.
One of Saturn’s 53 moons, its sixth larges, Enceladus was first discovered in the late Eighteenth Century by astronomer, William Herschel, however little was known about this extraordinary place until the Voyager missions of the 1980s and more recently, in 2005 when Cassini commenced its flybys on its way to Saturn’s rings.
The world of astronomy has since learned of the existence of a subsurface of liquid water ocean, covering Enceladus, which lies beneath its 40km thick exterior ice crust with geysers reaching the crust’s surface and spraying the waters into space, forming Saturn’s E Ring. Geysers of Enceladus is the Joe Banana’s Art Series vision of the monumental geysers spraying water into orbit in our solar system.
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‘Geysers of Enceladus’ Art Series