The Orion and Swan Nebulas
2008
Acrylic on canvas
each 16 inches height
20 inches width
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Artist Notes: The Orion and Swan Nebulas are each based on a NASA photo. The Orion Nebula is named for the galaxy of which the nebula is a part. This is an unimaginably huge part of the universe where stars are being born. The Swan Nebula has within it an ocean of glowing hydrogen gas and small amounts of other elements such as oxygen and sulfur within the Swan Nebula. These paintings invoked my love of space, free brush strokes, color, and form; they allowed me the joy of the abstract gesture within a framework of realism. Each painting is 16 inches high by 20 inches wide, acrylic on stretched canvas, on heavy duty stretchers, with painted sides; a frame is not necessary.

Each work of art is $1,000 sold separately. As a pair, they are $1,900 online at http://www.zibbet.com/Egilpatr/artwork?artworkId=669151