Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Plasma Flames in the Endless Night

"This could be Heaven, or this could be Hell...." Either place is full of plasma, made of atoms which are ionized by the radiation from nearby stars. It is the light of the Otherworld, manifest in nebulae which are photographed with our religious telescopes in holy rituals keeping vigil through the night. Zoroastrian astronomers of ancient times honored the stars, the sacred lights, which told the stories of the seasons.

Meanwhile, I have an airbrush and plenty of red paint, with words to spare. "Plasma Flames" is acrylic on illustration board, 10" x 8", November 2009.