Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Shores of Light

I found the title "The Shores of Light" in an ancient Roman poem, "On the Nature of Things," by Lucretius. Long, long ago, I was an academic classicist. An eon later, here's a nebula that looks like waves, hence my title. I also included a yellow star reflecting into the bluish nebula glow. Scientists have discovered water in nebulae, but it wouldn't have ripples and waves and it wouldn't be a liquid. This is more like a "space fantasy" than a "realistic" representation of something out in space.

"The Shores of Light" is acrylic on illustration board, 10" x 7", November 1991.

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