Anthropic Universe limited edition print


Billy Shannon

Limited edition of 5 each size
Archival ink on Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Pearl 290gsm paper


This is a limited edition of the original painting, Anthropic Universe which explores the contemporary physics concept that only a universe capable of developing observers can be observed.
There are 2 sizes available and editions are limited to 5 of each.

Like most of my work, this painting holds half-seen subtle images. A sleeping figure of dormant consciousness emerges from the centre, a city suggested at the edge of creation, civilisation teetering on the brink of the known and the unknowable. A ghostly cross alludes to the intersection of faith and science, the cosmic and the personal, and the multitude of beliefs that coalesce in our shared reality.

I am not looking at any one culture, all of life on Earth seeks to thrive. For me, the painting also questions if intelligent life co-created the universe, is it born out of our dreams?

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