Different stereographic mappings allow the
surface of a sphere to be depicted on a flat surface, often a circle or an
ellipse. When the celestial sphere is depicted, we are looking at an
image of the entire universe at once. Scientific images of this type are
very inspiring to me - they represent the summation of incredible amounts of
time, energy, and ingenuity, expressed in a single image. I have used
these images to make paintings, as well as digital prints.