AR Stardust Art Print

AR Stardust by Dunaway Smith

We are all made of stardust. Really. We are (as is the rest of the world that surrounds us.) For example, the tiny bit of iron that our blood requires has its origins in a very distant (both space and time) star explosion. We now know that the building blocks of “life” on earth (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur) all exist in the centers of stars. When those stars die (implode) or crash into one another (explode), they scatter those itty bitty building blocks all over the universe, starting little “life” fires everywhere they land.

The AR experience viewed through an iPad Pro, using Adobe Aero.

I created this piece using Adobe Aero, Adobe Photoshop, Procreate and Blender 3D. I also wrote the music. It’s an excerpt from a meditative Bone & Bell tune called “Elixir.” Originally, I wanted the last stage of the piece to be a face filter composed of stars (rather than the man/woman illustration). This way, people can see their own faces reflected in the universe. But, Aero doesn’t support that sort of interaction just yet.  I’m excited to see more functionality in the future.