ULTRASPHINX 300

Whew! Well here it is folks, The artwork for the Ultrasphinx record is finally complete. This one took a little longer than expected do to a some new techniques I was reluctant to try but in the end I’m glad I did because I’m overall happy with the results so thanks to Aaron and the boys in Ultrasphinx for bearing with me. The record is due out April 26th so make sure you pick yourself up a copy … its a good fuckin’ record.

The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement. The scale has three designated categories called Type 1, 2, and 3.  A Type 1 civilization has achieved mastery of the resources of its home planet, Type 2 of its solar system, and Type 3 of its galaxy. Right now we are a Type 0 civilization.

The transition form a type 0 to a type 1 civilization the the most dangerous of all transitions…. Wish us luck.

So the other day I was watching a physics documentary about black holes, Hawking’s Uncertainty Principle, and the battle it sparked between Stephen Hawking and Leonard Susskind for the next decade. The first time Hawking laid this mind-fuck of a theory on the physics community was during one of a series of conferences held at a mansion in San Francisco.

So in short (skipping all the physics mumbo jumbo), Hawking’s theory stated that eventually a black hole would disappear and all the matter that it had sucked up would be gone forever. Well this “scientific heresy” violated all the principles of physics up to that point in time. Nothing can be lost forever…right? Well naturally Susskind got quite disgruntled at this statement.

Well I decided to paint a picture of what I thought Susskind’s reaction might have been. Something like Susskind’s mouth transforming into a black hole and sucking Hawking right out of his wheelchair. Oh and by the way, Hawking admitted defeat when Susskind proved him wrong a decade later.