Cosmic Education is a multi-layered, multi-faceted concept. I have attempted to represent this through layering images of galaxies with a fingerprint between them. This acknowledges that the child is a unique part of the universe and the universe is part of the child and I the fingerprint is also used because the hands are our tools that we manipulate materials with to build our understandings..
The fingerprint represents the individuality and 'uniqueness' of the child - that their understandings, experiences and needs will differ; that we need to 'follow the child' as they are at the centre of constructing themselves.
In each space between the swirls of the galaxies is things from man-made (culture and constructions/cities) and natural worlds, representing mathematics which connects completely to both - structure, form, patterns, relationships, . They are like pathways - a part of life's journey as we seek to understand them and make sense. The paths widen to illustrate how knowledge widens and it goes of the page without a frame to allude to the fact that we still don't know all there is to know...the possibilities are infinite (another mathematical concept!).
In the foreground is our world, our immediate environment, how tightly we are linked to it - we are all in this together. We need to understand it unravels if we don't connect to and care for it. The yellow spiral is both a representation of patterns and relationships like Fibonacci (and the golden ratio), and the life we have that is dependent on the world, and the life force of the sun. There is also balance to remind us of how fragile, awesome (in the true sense of the world) and mysterious our universe is.
Detail of image (Non-verbal response)