Welcome to the new ars astronautica website
featuring the space art work of Arthur Woods

Screenshot of previous ars astronautica website.

For those of you familiar with the previous ars astronautica website you will find that I have changed the design and the focus of ars astronautica to be more about documenting my own activities in the field of space art. However, I hope you won't be disappointed because much of the previous information has been updated and can be still found on this new website. I am still very dedicated to documenting the expanding field of space art and especially that of the astronautical arts.

I hope you will find the information about my work and the work of other artists mentioned on this website to be both useful and inspiring.

I plan to publish a regular "blog" about new developments in the field of space art as I believe the time for a new space age has arrived. Our current civilization has reached the carrying capacity of the planet and will soon need to turn to extraterrestrial resources to meet the human needs on Earth. Space artists will have a major role to play as this development unfolds.

Please note that "spaceart.net" - which is currently mapped onto the arsastronautica.com URL will be developed separately at some point in the near future.

Arthur Woods, December 2008

space quotes...

"For the environmentalists, The Space Option is the ultimate environmental solution. For the Cornucopians, it is the technological fix that they are relying on. For the hard core space community, the obvious by-product would be the eventual exploration and settlement of the solar system. For most of humanity however, the ultimate benefit is having a realistic hope in a future with possibilities.... If our species does not soon embrace this unique opportunity with sufficient commitment, it may miss its one and only chance to do so. Humanity could soon be overwhelmed by one or more of the many challenges it now faces. The window of opportunity is closing as fast as the population is increasing.... Our future will be either a Space Age or a Stone Age."
Arthur Woods and Marco Bernasconi