Iris Van Herpen is well known for the technology and innovation that goes into designing and creating each piece. Around the same time that the top dress came out on the runway, NASA's New Horizens aircraft flew by Pluto in 2015 and found Red over the southern half of the planet. That means photosynthesis (life) is present on the planet. I decided to do an illustration about Pluto, and my great grandfather’s best friend and neighbor (Clyde Tombaugh) who discovered the dwarf planet.
The bottom dress represents the mysterious galaxy floating in the universe and the discovery of Pluto within its folds of space (Clyde’s original star cluster where Pluto was found is hidden within the dress).
The bubble dress is showing the oxygen and life of Pluto floating to the surface. The beam of light is showcasing the new knowledge towards other life forms. And the sprinkle between the hands is Clydes ashes that were rumoured to be sprinkled on the planet when New Horizens passed by.
Illustration by MelEesa Lorett
Limited to 25 prints
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Size: 20 inch (h) x 16 inch (w)
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Binder clips not included
Available until December 31, 2021 or sold out before the date.