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Stardust III by robrey Stardust III by robrey
Oil, 14 x 18 inches

Another piece in a series started last July in Abend Gallery's Introductions show with "Stardust Gazing Back." This new piece will be appearing in Abend's Contemporary Figuration show opening May 13th.

“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. Neil deGrasse Tyson calls this idea "the most astounding fact" in the video below.

Most Astounding Fact video: youtu.be/9D05ej8u-gU

Prints: http://robrey.storenvy.com/
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geanera Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
Very nice work on the colors and stars shimmer!!!
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NovemberWolfGirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!
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TearsofTurquoise Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning colours! Are they really this vibrant in real life?
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virnagray Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Enchanting art:)♡♡♡
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Jessibels Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning, as ever. I don't know how, but you get the most saturated, beautiful colours out of oil paint :heart:
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MangekkoJones Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!

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Sooooo beautiful!!!
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AokiIsAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So incredibly beautiful.
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Fryda0 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors and the galaxy are amazing
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MikeAngerhauser Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece
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JaimeArjona Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student General Artist
great work!..congrats!
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