Friday, July 30, 2010

Prophetic Filaments

I called this image "Prophet's Hair," for some forgotten reason. Perhaps I had seen a picture of a religious devotee with flowing, flying hair. But it's another nebula picture and so I had the opportunity to make an obscure but poetic title for it. It's glowing hydrogen with two fresh bright stars in the mix.

In 1991 I had already heard of friends of mine using their computers to connect on a "bulletin board" system where they sent "electronic mail" to each other, using clever symbols made out of punctuation such as ^^^^^^^^ or :-). 1991 was also the year I first did any digital art.

The usual, November 1991.

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