Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cosmic Rays and Atmosphere Layers

This is another of my art quilt designs for Lisa Ashton. The abstract design is meant to depict cosmic rays, or highly energetic charged particles, raining down on the earth through the layers of the atmosphere. Some of the areas of the cosmic rays, in red or pink, are actually painted in metallic paint, which would be represented by metallic cloth when the quilt was made. The photograph was poor so this image had to be extensively restored in Photoshop, from my memories of what the original looked like. I don't know whether this was ever made into a quilt.

"Cosmic Rays and Atmosphere Layers" is 6" x 9", gouache and metallic paint on illustration board, late spring 1990.

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