Visible Matter

Editorial Science Illustration • Symmetry Magazine • 2023
Stylized painting of earth in space inside a gold, radial compass design and surrounded by gold telescope icons, followed by clustered galaxies and CMB patterns at the outer edges.

Symmetry Magazine / Sandbox Studio, 2023
Thanks to AD Michael Branigan

Concepts, illustration & design

ACS, Clip Studio Paint

A stylized space scene: Earth surrounded by icons of telescopes to be used in SLAC / Dark Energy Survey experiments, followed by galaxy clusters and CMB patterns at the outer edges.

For an article on Symmetry Magazine, by Nathan Collins: Searching for the matter that hides its shine.

Sisible Matter: concept sketches. Variations on galaxy clusters in space incorporating antiquity-inspired designs.

Concept sketches

© Olena Shmahalo