After viewing our planet from space, many astronauts report having experienced overwhelming feelings of awe, transcendence and connection with humanity as a whole. It’s called the “Overview Effect.” World View Stratospheric Spaceflights are designed to share this transformational experience — and a deeper bond to the beautiful place we call home. Each space tourism flight is centered as an unforgettable experience designed to expose Earthlings to a whole new world from above, taking passengers and trained crew into the heavens in a zero-pressure stratospheric balloon. Float in space for hours over inspiring locations such as the Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, the Serengeti, Aurora Borealis, Amazonia, The Great Wall of China or the Giza Pyramids. It’ll cost you the price of a luxury car — $50,000 — per person. The company is currently taking bookings for 2024; WorldView.space.
Inspired by visionary artist Antuan Rodriguez’s Water Codes collection, this editorial invites you to immerse yourself in a world where the human body forms a profound connection with our most precious element. Through this fusion, we celebrate the essence of life itself.
From watercolors and sketches to out-of-this-world sculptures and societal statements, the South Florida artists we’ve gathered can be found in the collections of some of the world’s most discerning art aficionados.