2174 AD. Five years ago, a shipwrecked cosmonaut from the exploratory mission Novy Mir documented the flora of an unknown planet in quadrant NQ3 while waiting for a rescue mission. Her notes and sketches were found inside a charred capsule adrift in the Arctic Ocean. The scientific community, awed by what she discovered, has been attempting to decode her jumbled words and complex diagrams ever since.

The cosmonaut’s specimen-documentation took on many forms, from sketches to sculpture. It appears she used whatever materials had survived the crash. Reconstruction is ongoing in laboratories worldwide.

Alien Botany is an ongoing multimedia concept series of hyper-detailed drawings, fine art prints and capsule fashion collections, with the long-term goal of a coffee table book and an exhibition featuring large 3D models in an Alien Botany garden.

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