i made background photo in my hallway. 

there's a reason why i chose this particular photo.

as well as the astronaut.

if you know Plato's cave this is one of the reasons, it's an allegory.

symbolically, shadows, darkness and light represent triumph over human weakness. 

astronaut wears the suit as a protection from 'nothingness' of the endless space, not guaranteeing survival. metaphorically, my astronaut wears the suit to protect itself from the false reality, the emptiness & nothingness surrounding her/him. 

astronaut and free-diver have a lot of in common: they are alone in deep, vast, silent, unfriendly space where gravity isn't that strong. both know the life of the ultimate danger & immense wonder.

 

they choose this life because they're curious.

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Apart from traditional painting, Martina Gulan's work 

focuses on digital concept art and digital illustration.