This striking work is a collage based 5 colour silkscreen print celebrating science, space and mankind’s relationship and obsession with conquering nature and its endless potential. With references to Robert Rauschenberg and Pop Art, this print looks at the scientific potential of mankind, from a beating heart to space exploration. The image is a 5 colour screen print with metallic and fluorescent inks. This print came out of a series of works experimenting with painted backgrounds overlaid with free-form screen printing (printing as painting). It is an exciting breakaway form the crisp graphic styling of James Bates’ Gun and Beetle series.