As the longest running Sci-Fi show on television, Doctor Who has created a mythology that spans 50 years and several generations. The Doctor himself is a Bodhisattva; a nearly immortal being with the powers to manipulate time who reincarnates immediately upon death and spends the majority of his lifetime saving the Universe, and particularly, Earth. Through the Doctor, we are all given the opportunity to become heroes ourselves; as the Doctor changes everyone he meets. And as we hope to become companions and try to live our lives accordingly, we are each inspired to become better versions of ourselves.
As the Doctor's vehicle, traveling companion, and best friend, the TARDIS is eternally recognizable no matter how much the Doctor himself changes. For this series I set out to capture my interpretation of the archetype of each Doctor (because one of the most beautiful things about the Doctor is that we have a hero who explores multiple archetypes on his heroic journey). I chose to represent each version of the Doctor through the space time vortex instead of physical appearance or other superficial means. By removing the physical features of each Doctor and focusing instead on personality, energy, and archetype, I attempt to distill the universal human truth behind each face and present a symbol that allows each of us to imagine ourselves as that particular Doctor.
The First Doctor's TARDIS
The Twelfth Doctor's TARDIS
Siege Mode TARDIS
Gallifrey Stands is a depiction of the moment during which the Doctor saves Gallifrey. Symbolically, it represents bringing together all of the facets of our personality and working in harmony with all of ourselves to create miracles and actualize impossible dreams. It is there to remind us that as the Doctor was able to fulfill his impossible dream, so to can we if we are willing to work in harmony with the entirety of ourselves and believe it possible to do so.
*TARDIS source file borrowed (and tweaked and abused to fit each Doctor) from JesseLax. 3D TARDIS model created by Kanogtkano (and modified by myself to fit each Doctor). Doctor Who and the TARDIS belong to the BBC. Use of these characters is intended for editorial purposes. The success of these icons is due to their timeless and iconic nature, but also to their widespread adoption by culture as a whole. They are represented here as timeless mythological archetypes and not intended to violate copyright laws in any way.