MOSCOW-BORN, LA-RAISED MULTIMEDIA ARTIST DEDICATED TO PROVING THAT LIFE IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS WE MAKE IT.

Zoetica Ebb is interested in personal mythology, phantasmagoria, future language, and the pursuit of transcendence. She explores the indelible through hyper-detailed drawings merging fantasy flora, space delirium, and skin. Zoetica uses her ongoing Alien Botany project, which features specimens of otherworldly plant-animal hybrids and their potential interactions with human hosts (some parasitic, others symbiotic), to examine various mediums, from traditional illustration to sculpture to textile design.

Alien Botany is an ongoing multimedia concept series. So far, it includes hyper-detailed drawings, fine art prints and capsule fashion collections. This project is a consequence of a lifetime of experiences and passions, conceived in 2011 at the intersection of Soviet space obsession, love of the compulsive detail in traditional scientific illustration, and fascination with the beauty and horror of the natural world. 

2174 AD. Five years ago, a shipwrecked cosmonaut from the exploratory mission, Novy Mir, documented the flora of an unknown planet in quadrant NQ3 while waiting for a rescue team. Her notes and sketches were found inside a charred capsule adrift in the Arctic Ocean. The scientific community, awed by what she discovered, has been attempting to decode her jumbled words and complex diagrams ever since. The cosmonaut’s archive took on many forms; it appears she used whatever materials had survived the crash. Reconstruction is ongoing in laboratories worldwide.

Zoetica has lived in Moscow, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Chicago, Dublin, and is currently based in London. For photography, an extended bio and other projects, please visit biorequiem.com

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