Project Irohiri is a series of concept art pieces focused on worldbuilding and centered around the imagined planet Irohiri and its alien environments and lifeforms. Born out of a love of science and art, the project is based on hard astrophysics and planetary science and visualized in the form of several illustrations ranging in style from semi-realistic to painterly to graphic to schematic. Irohiri, otherwise known as Gamma Serpentis c, the second planet from the star Gamma Serpentis, is roughly 90% the mass of Earth and of similar composition, making it a prime target for colonization by the once expansive human empire. In a controversial experiment, the humans modified their own genetic code to create beings naturally adapted to Irohiri’s environment to act on their behalf and colonize the planet. Centuries after the collapse of the human empire, remnants of human occupation still appear on Irohiri’s sun-soaked landscape and both the humans’ genetically modified creatures and Irohiri’s native sentient occupants remember the advanced alien race that came to the planet as a legend passed down from generation to generation.
On view at Art & Architecture Building
This work is featured as part of Adapt: The 2019 Stamps Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: the Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Art & Architecture Building, and Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performances, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.