August – September 2014
MAGIC in the AIR : The Fire Works
The night sky has two major meteorite fireworks every year : The Perseid Showers, July 25-August 20 and The Geminid Showers, December 7-15 . Find the constellations and over the course of a couple days you will spot huge streaks of shooting stars some lasting hours or even days! I often think of early man trying to decifer the world around him . It really makes me smile thinking the day they made the connection that these powerful explosions of light had some cyclical consistency. A meteor is really just interplanetary debris falling into our atmosphere. That does not conjure up a great visual but ironically meteors are nature’s fireworks and are magical. These two showers were a keystone to my Galactic painting series that continues today.
Quasar B , acrylic on canvas, 24″ x18″
Most quasars, short for quasi-stellar radio sources are thousands of times more luminous than a galaxy and spew radio emissions at gushing speeds. Quite something to think about and to interpret with paint. This is one of four paintings inspired by QUASARS in the show.
International glass artist Josh Simpson’s planets and my paintings will be featured in the Empire State Building Fifth Avenue lobby this September. Another chance to explore Art in Space.