I had the occasion yesterday to have a beer with Nathan Hoste, one of the artists who will be presenting his work at Saturday’s Shadow Art Fair. Nathan was selected for this year’s Shadow based largely on his “Bodies in Space” series of illustrations, which features individuals, in various stages of undress, floating though outer space. They’re incredibly cool… and, from what I just read on Discover magazine’s Bad Astronomy blog, they’re also relatively accurate. Phil Plait, the man behind the Bad Astronomy bog, calls Nathan’s work “excellent.” Not only is Nathan’s science good, in Plait’s opinion, but he captures a reality that is “both scarier and more interesting than fiction.” Apparently, you see, you don’t explode when jettisoned into space, or immediately freeze solid, as we’re led to believe in film. No, the truth is, you just kind of float around, as your clothes slowly unravel from your body… Here’s a quick interview I did with Nathan, asking why, in many of his images, women seem to lose their tops, but retain their panties.
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