Aware of all this, a friend of mine sent me pictures of her cousin’s current art project: textured canvases representing what extra-solar planets could look like.
A few days later, when washing a copper pan at this very friend’s house, I was struck by its resemblance to what I now believed exo-planets should look like.
That was it – we forgot dinner and excitedly started taking pictures.
My friend, we discovered, has a whole solar system in her kitchen.
Nothing could be more fascinating than pans and woks.
Nothing could be more fun than photographing them and working out atmospheres.
No need to go abroad to find a Wonderland, washing up is enough.
X-108460N/3 and its ever changing atmosphere
Sungeloios, the main moon of X-108460N/3
X-200310Z/2 (surface detail)
My friend and I now have an eye for exo-planets.
Clearly, this Yorkshire wall we walked past recently is a detail of the surface of X-100856Q/4.