Whilst Joe Bananas is most famous for finding inspiration in nature here on earth, for the Art Series, we also look to the celestial universe for its infinite illumination. We revere astronomy as one of the oldest natural sciences and the one which weaves a common thread between all of our human history’s vast civilisations as we have all gazed into the night sky to question and look for answers.
One of Saturn’s 53 moons, its sixth largest, Enceladus was first discovered in the late Eighteenth Century by the astronomer, William Herschel, however little was known about this extraordinary place until the Voyager missions of the 1980s and more recently, in 2005 when Cassini commenced its flybys on its way to Saturn’s rings.
The world of astronomy has since learned of the existence of a subsurface of liquid water ocean, covering Enceladus, which lies beneath its 40km thick exterior ice crust. Waters of Enceladus is the Joe Banana’s Art Series vision of this vast ocean, in our solar system, orbiting around the famed rings of Saturn.
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‘Waters of Enceladus’ Art Series