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Reaching Europa by robrey
Reaching Europa
Oil, 18 x 24 inches

This painting is about our scientific aspirations to explore Jupiter's moon, Europa. As the video below from NASA explains, Europa holds intriguing possibilities for finding life beyond Earth.


NASA Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz9VhCQbPAk
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We Are Made of Stars by robrey
We Are Made of Stars

Oil, 24 x 30 inches

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

This quote from Carl Sagan represents one of the most poetic truths of our scientific reality. That heavy elements weren't created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of earlier generations of stars that have since exploded and spread their material across the universe. We are literally made of stardust. This allows us a new and profound feeling of connection to the stars we see in the sky, to the universe, and to everyone in it. I created this new painting to remind us of this, a fact which Neil deGrasse Tyson calls the most astounding fact in the video below. I highly recommend watching it and others such as the Sagan Series.

Most Astounding Fact video: youtu.be/9D05ej8u-gU
Sagan Series: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY59wZ…
Blog Post: robreyart.blogspot.com/2014/09…

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Last month I was very excited to announce that this painting has received the Best of Show award in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society annual "Best of America" exhibition. Well, the December issue of the Artist's Magazine has been released and I can now tell you that the same painting has received an Honorable Mention in the Magazine's 30th Annual Art Competition in the figure and portrait category! I'm honored once again to be in the company of so many great artists. Go check out all the other great art in this issue on the news stands. You can see an excerpt of the magazine on my blog: robreyart.blogspot.com/#sthash…

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JOCAPS Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I like very much your art, even if I can't stop to say silly things commenting it.
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jghgrh Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Your page is awesome, keep up the great work.
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Smaoi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a llama! : D 3D Llama Badge Btw, your artwork is awesome!! :la:
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PaulTobin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Dude you are killer!
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Fesbraa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
repect
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you are a true magician <3
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LJEKC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014

Welcome to Fantasy-NPC :) (Smile)

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Booksaremyfriends Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Your work is incredible! :)
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edsfox Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work bro!! :D
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