The Atlas of Dreams - Color Plate 179 Picture

In mythology, the Roc is a giant bird that abducts elephants to feed to its young. In all likelihood, the raptor shown occulting the sun in this plate of the “Atlas of Dreams” is probably just an eagle, but given your past experiences in the “Atlas” and the lack of scale, you prepare to turn the page before it can dive...

“Color Plate 179” combines a photograph from deviantART member firenze-design and a painting created by my father, Gus Maier

"The Atlas Of Dreams" is an ongoing project that began in 1999. Each plate is composed of several different images combined to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Complex borders around the images fade into a white background. Source images include 19th century engravings, filtered stock photos, ArtMatic renders, astronomical photos of space and planetary surfaces, the paintings of my father, Gus Maier, and of course my own artwork - recycled and reused. Watch out for stray critters...


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