Through the throat of the worm
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
The question is, what kind of worm is being described here? Well, the fine art images in ‘Hypernovae were originally developed through the artist’s keen interest in all things astronomical (hence the header description) and the way it all tied in with the creation and controlled destruction of a set of extreme close-up photographs. So this isn’t at all about those gloopy worms we find in our gardens or dig up on the seashore for fish bait. This is all about worms in deep space and the only thing that remotely fits this description is an Einstein-Rosen Bridge. That’s right. A wormhole! Who hasn’t heard about them? They’re a regular feature of sci-fi movies and TV series: “to boldly go” if, like this artist, you’re a Star Trek fan. Postulated in 1935 by Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen, the idea is that a wormhole is a bridge between two black holes, transcending space and time and connecting two points between separate stars or galaxies…maybe even universes. In other words, a shortcut across the void into the beyond. However, if you go through the throat of this particular worm is there any guarantee of coming out the other end? Would we pass through a giant earthworm unscathed? Doubtful!