Details: Each pot in Katerina Kopytina’s Kuiper Belt project represents a new form of galactic life. Named for the Kuiper Belt, a region of our solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune, it’s believed to contain many comets, asteroids, and other small bodies made largely of ice. Essentially planted pots and pot holders, the shapes of the various Kuiper Belt project objects resemble imagined life forms.
Says Kopytina, “The Kuiper Belt Project is dedicated to the life forms which haven’t yet been discovered.”
“The Kuiper Belt is part of our Solar System, and is located beyond the orbit of Neptune. It was due to the discovery of the Kuiper Belt that Pluto lost its status as a planet.”
“Since its discovery in 1992, the number of known Kuiper belt objects has increased to over a thousand, with more than 100,000 others thought to exist. There is a high probability that there is at least one more giant planet waiting to be discovered, however, we will never be able to see it, as the sunlight does not reach it.”
“Each pot represents a new form of life, which is denoted by its symbol on the bottom of the pot.”
“Dear Planet or whatever you are – this project is about you.”
Source: Photos by Mike Deruzhsky and Crispy Point. Via MOCO Submit.