Atomus Tempore (book preview)
ATOMUS TEMPORE combines images and writings produced over the past seven years. It has been structured in the form of a journey, which departs from the mythology of a world without atoms and passes through different stages of human understanding.
It includes four chapters. The first one -titled ‘Regnum Aethereus’- explores the border between myth and science and the magic that bonds the infinitely small. The second chapter -titled ‘Imperatorum’- is a reflection about the power of humans (and of powerful humans). The third chapter -titled ‘Bestiarium Modernus’- is a collection of monsters and ends from the world of industry . In the fourth chapter -titled ‘Sacrum Cor’- the journey ends with a visit to the (still) young republic of Colombia, also known as the nation of the ‘Sacred Heart”.
This book is a personal interpretation of the way demons from the Dark Ages mutate a er being exposed to modernism. e visual elements have been in influenced by artists like Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Francisco de Goya, James Gillray and Otto Dix. e written content has been inspired by diverse sources, which include: the television series Cosmos (both the original one hosted by Carl Sagan and the most recent one hosted by Neil de Grasse Tyson); the tales of the ancient Greek historian Herodotus; the prophecies of writers of the Industrial Era like H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell; and the visions of the tropical Americas left by authors like Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Manuel Zapata Olivella and Jose Eustasio Rivera.