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03-26-2013, 02:07 PM
Aviation, Aerospace? I'm sure you can appreciate the subject matter :clear:

Just off the easel ... 15" x 30" Oil (write up below)


Stationkeeping - The Heavens. Columbia and her crew have moved beyond our reality and have entered a stellar portal to the heavens. She and her crew are returning to that from which we all came - the basic building blocks of life.

One of the most beautiful sights in our Universe is also one of the most violent and destructive forces known - the slow death of a super massive star. I believe that the energy generated by this incredible event moves both space and time allowing us to catch a quick glimpse of what this stellar portal to the heavens might look like.

Comments are welcome!

03-26-2013, 03:34 PM
Visually very striking and well executed. I will confess to be a little more "traditional" in my tastes - this one isn't my cup of tea, however I do appreciate the skill that has gone into it.

03-26-2013, 05:46 PM
A thought provoking image - the more we know the more apparent it becomes that we don't really know a great deal about what we really are .

03-26-2013, 06:16 PM
Very good work. Secret and fascinating. Congratulations!

Best regards
Piotr Dubowik

Chas McHugh
03-27-2013, 01:25 AM
I could see that as a poster on many a university students wall. Very nicely executed.

03-28-2013, 12:30 PM
Good looking piece of work, Mark. Like Chas I could see it at the space center in Florida. Would make a great poster in their gift shop.

03-30-2013, 11:40 AM

I'm imagining it as album art, but for what kind of music?...

Mark A Bufton
03-30-2013, 05:45 PM
I agree, very thought provoking. Nice job :)

Russell Smith
04-01-2013, 07:47 AM
Very cool Mark!

04-01-2013, 10:35 AM
Now that's a little bit left field and very nice.
Great concept and execution ! Love it.


04-01-2013, 02:17 PM
Thanks for all the replies!!

Shamrock - Thanks for taking the time to comment!

Neil - You are correct - every answer generates many more questions :thumbsup:

Piotr - Thanks!!

Chas - Thanks - really didn't intend for it to come out poster like - but it did!!

Gray - Thanks - glad you like it!

CanvasSky - Thanks! I was listening to metal while painting it ... :cool:

Mark - Thanks! Exactly what I intended ...

Russell (painter of wood, wire and fabric) - Glad you enjoyed it!

Pete - Thanks! "Left field" ... coming from the UK ... :clear: :confused: