Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hydrogen Alpha Station

This space hardware picture was inspired by concept drawings for what would become the International Space Station. I placed the station in front of a red nebula radiating in "hydrogen alpha" red colored light, hence the title "Hydrogen Alpha Station." It's as much an abstract composition as a space hardware picture. I was stylistically inspired by the high-contrast white spaceships on black and colorful space painted by the veteran science fiction artist Vincent diFate.

"Hydrogen Alpha Station" was painted in March 1988. Acrylic on thick paperboard, 11" x 14".

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Looks like a good book cover to me. To bad about the real station...I guess we will never have a real space station with more than a tiny crew of astronaugts. No real human life in space :(