Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hydrogen Alpha Garden

This is a nice one, if I say so myself. It looks just like the "real thing," at least the real thing as presented by scientists turning up the colors. But I am told that the red glow in nebulae is emitted by hydrogen atoms under radiation, or "hydrogen alpha red." The purple and bluish bits are reflections from the bright new stars glowing in this nebula, like flowers in a cosmic garden.

"Hydrogen Alpha Garden" is acrylic on illustration board, 7" x 10", January 1991.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

This is a nice one! It has a great soft and golwey look and feel!