Mars Suites was suggested by the dominant on-line format of the images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: long rectangles of varying widths in black and white. This format references traditional oriental landscape paintings - the tall rectangular form, the grisaille tones, the elevated perspective, and often the atmospheric conditions captured in the ink paintings by washes or stippling, rendered on Mars by the frequent dust storms and the sublimation of the omnipresent carbon dioxide ice. These images relate to one another as ‘scrolls’ assembled in suites of three or five.
The content however is truly unearthly, and although there are familiar descriptors: scarps, cravasses, sand dunes, eskers, mesas etc., the Martian features are unique with parameters different from those on Earth.
Most of the suites are constructed with images taken from different locations on Mars. Detailed information is available.
– EZ, 2019
Individual works from Mars Suites are editioned to 3 with 1 artist proof.