Dead Cosmonauts and Skulls
One never gets tired of dead cosmonauts, especially when they are done this well. There is something I find deeply frightening about being lost in space. Drifting through emptiness, slowly dying. As the famous film tagline goes ” In space no one can sell ice-cream”. Wait hold on…I mean “In space no one can hear you scream”.
This first image in this post of space death is called ‘Cosmonaut’ and is created by Bradley Wright. Well actually all these dead cosmonauts and other skulls are all created by the same fella. It seems that the term ‘Cosmonaut’ is simply the Russian name given to what Americans call ‘Astronauts’.
A really interesting fact about the word ‘Astronaut’ is that is derived from the Greek words astron, meaning “star”, and nautes, meaning “sailor”. I find that rather poetic.
(More about Astronauts on Wiki)
Brad Wright is a concept artist who was born in Durban South Africa, grew up in Ireland and now lives in Sweden.