The face of Cydonia, dreaming space and time…..
Sometime just after we had our baby, Ben made an album and I created some art work to accompany it. This spot of creativity was an island amidst sleepless nights and illness. It was a macro/microtopia that let us dream up time and space.
Cydonia (/sɨˈdoʊniə/, /saɪˈdoʊniə/) is a region on the planet Mars that has attracted both scientificand popular interest.The name originally referred to the albedo feature (distinctively coloured area) that was visible from Earthbound telescopes. The area borders plains of Acidalia Planitia and theArabia Terra highlands. The area includes the regions: “Cydonia Mensae“, an area of flat-toppedmesa-like features, “Cydonia Colles“, a region of small hills or knobs, and “Cydonia Labyrinthus“, a complex of intersecting valleys. As with otheralbedo features on Mars, the name Cydonia wasdrawn from classical antiquity, in this case fromKydonia, a historic polis (or “city-state”) on the island of Crete. Cydonia contains the “Face on Mars” feature—located about half-way betweenArandas Crater and Bamberg Crater.