The notion of cities condensed into a singular structure or hyperstructure, has frequented works of fiction as far back as 1899 with H.G. Wells, When the Sleeper Wakes. The concept garnered wider attention seventy years later when Architect Paolo Soleri published, Arcology: The City in the Image of Man. Massive self sustaining habitats, the pliable infrastructure and small ecological footprint of arcologies avoid the damaging, inefficient urban sprawl of today’s cities and suburbia.
This small collection of the artist’s works weaves a fascinating world of pulp universes, with styles which seem to echo Syd Mead and Klaus Buergle. This shot of an extraterrestrial hunting party is my favourite, appealing quite strongly to my pet role-play desires.