|Dimensions||27 × 4 × 23 in|
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An astronaut emerges into the blazing beams of our sun. During the birth of our space program we left our home planet and then began taking our first steps away from our spacecraft. Based on Gene Cernan’s spacewalk during Gemini IX-A mission.
Besides being a straight-up space art piece, the painting is a metaphor of birth, emerging into the light from the womb (space capsule). Also, it was based on a really overexposed sun-struck photo from the mission. Normally I would have worked from a perfectly photographed NASA image, but something about his white spacesuit barely emerging into the white light of the sun intrigued me and inspired the piece. Image copyright 2014. Signed by the artist.
Colored Pencil Painting on 13”x17” Sanded Pastel Board, 20×24 framed as shown.
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