The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 230

Richard Maier

Los Angeles, United States

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This lighthouse seems to be under attack from above. The strange organic tendrils have almost covered the tower, but the intense light from the lamp keeps them from completely overtaking the windows for now.

“Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of the sinner I shall bring forth the seeds of the dead to share with the worms that…” – Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

While working on Color Plates 228, 229, and 230, I was maybe a little bit obsessed with Jeff VanerMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy and the movie adaptation of “Annihilation”…

“Color Plate 230” combines a photograph from Unsplash photographer Bryan Minear with a painting created by my father, Gus Maier.

“The Atlas Of Dreams” is an ongoing project begun in 1999. Each ‘plate’ is composed of several different images layered to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Tangled white borders erode the edges of the plates. Source images may include – though aren’t limited to: period engravings, filtered stock photos, ArtMatic renders, NASA photos, and the paintings of my father, Gus Maier. Keep an eye out for stray creatures poking and prodding at the fourth wall, and remember to bookmark your place before you close the Atlas and lock it for the night…

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