Friday, December 4, 2009

Protostars




Here I am, back in space after the Darkovercon show is over. I'm a few light-years back in space/time, returning to transcribing my slide archives to digital files. This piece is called "Protostars." In the nebula, gas and dust clump together to form marshmallows, which then heat up and get toasty due to gravity pushing the gas together until the atoms collide. When the outward pressure from the heat of atomic collisions equals the inward pressure from gravity, then the warm blobs are ready to eat. There's something a little odd about my cosmology, but I can't quite stick to the point here.

"Protostars" is acrylic on illustration board, 10" x 7", January 1987.

2 comments:

meowhair said...

It isn't odd at all -- the colors are yummy.

Tristan Alexander said...

Reminds me of the flame one you did. I like it though.