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Blue Bower II by robrey
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Cassini by robrey Cassini :iconrobrey:robrey 1,048 44 Head Study by robrey Head Study :iconrobrey:robrey 180 7 Blue Bower by robrey
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Gravitational Waves by robrey Gravitational Waves :iconrobrey:robrey 871 27 Deep Sleep study by robrey
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Bioluminescence, Goldfish by robrey Bioluminescence, Goldfish :iconrobrey:robrey 352 9 Nestled in Nebulae by robrey Nestled in Nebulae :iconrobrey:robrey 234 4 Bioluminescence - Reason by robrey Bioluminescence - Reason :iconrobrey:robrey 435 7 Bioluminescence - Compassion by robrey Bioluminescence - Compassion :iconrobrey:robrey 1,065 27 Bioluminescence - Hope by robrey Bioluminescence - Hope :iconrobrey:robrey 329 9 Magnificent Universe by robrey Magnificent Universe :iconrobrey:robrey 205 8 Hidden in the Light by robrey Hidden in the Light :iconrobrey:robrey 117 4


A Galaxy Within
Detailed oil study, 6x8 inches

We are each a little galaxy of our own. Mind-bending as it is trying to comprehend the 100 billion stars found in a typical galaxy, each of us has roughly the same number of neurons in our brain, performing a symphony of consciousness. Similar too, is the number of atoms that write out our DNA code. We are a staggeringly complex and unique collection of natural components, come together for a short, precious moment.

Large numbers are difficult to fathom, but to be disappointed in the realization that we are “just” collections of atoms moving in accordance with the laws of physics, is to misunderstand the depth of this astonishing complexity, and the billions of years it took to evolve.

“We are the miracle, we human beings. Not a break-the-laws-of-physics kind of miracle; a miracle in that it is wondrous and amazing how such complex, aware, creative, caring creatures could have arisen in perfect accordance with those laws [of nature] … Our emergence has brought meaning and mattering into the world ... It bequeaths to us the responsibility and opportunity to make life into what we would have it be.”
-Sean Carroll, The Big Picture
Blue Bower II
Oil, 24 x 30 inches

Lucky are we to find ourselves nestled in such a comfortable nook of the cosmos. We have evolved, of course, to fit this planet like a glove. Yet for that evolution to take place, a multitude of serendipitous circumstances were necessary. It is possible we owe a debt to the vastness of our universe, which has created such statistical possibilities. From our planet's protective magnetosphere and temperature, balanced in the range of liquid water, to our Sun's stable size and Jupiter's gravitational deflection of hazardous debris, we are privileged to occupy so tufted a nest. It may be the only soft spot such fragile and short-lived biological creatures as we, will ever be capable of reaching – a precious thing, this beautiful blue bower.
Hubble Deep Field
Oil, 18 x 24 inches

Since it’s launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has produced some of the most spectacular images of our universe. In 1995, the spirit of discovery led the Hubble team to point the telescope at the darkest patch of sky they could find, not knowing if they would see anything at all. In that patch of sky, the size of a pinhead at arms length, the Hubble Deep Field observation revealed 3,000 galaxies stretched out to distances of up to 13 billion lightyears. Since looking deep into space is also looking deep into the history of the universe (when the light left it's source), the observation was our first nearly complete view of the entire history of the universe in one image. Hubble’s observations narrowed our knowledge of the age of our universe to a decimal point of accuracy (from a range of 10-20 billion years down to 13.7 billion) and brought us that much closer to understanding where we sit in this vast and beautiful space-time.

Check out this great video about the Hubble Deep Field:

Or look through some of Hubble's spectacular images:
Oil, 18 x 24 inches

In our pursuit to understand the solar system we find ourselves in, we sent an explorer to the Saturnian system. The Cassini Spacecraft sent back amazing new data and images of Saturn and it's 62 known moons, 46 of which were unknown when it left. We learned that the moon, Enceladus, may have everything it needs to support life deep in it's global ocean, Titan has a liquid methane sea, and so much more.

Last year, low on fuel after twenty years in space and so much information gained, Cassini took several dives between Saturn and it's rings to learn a little more before it's mission came to an end. To avoid possible microbial contamination of any of Saturn's moons, Cassini dove and burned up in Saturn's atmosphere, while sending back it's final data.

This video explains more of Cassini's accomplishments:…
And final dive:…

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:…

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masterdragooon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You have wonderful gallery, keep up the good work!La la la la Clap  I really like your ideas; you combine galaxy and earth with life, really nice.:D (Big Grin) 
MisfitsTamara Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019
I really enjoy your choice of color palettes and the movement in your pieces. Keep up the great work!
pazhv Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow you have an amazing gallery.... glad i discovered you
ANDREWSMELENDEZ Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
You got some nice stuff in your gallery. i love it!
Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Really fresh and inspiring paintings!
fullcolour-canvas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are inspirational!
I'm working on my 2nd art book with my mouse and once I get a tablet I'll become great!it's good to want yourself to evolve because you meet wonderful artists!
MTJpub Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have your cake and eat it too
Party w00t! Boogie! Dance! w00t! Party
FRIEND711 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
May that which uplifts and awes and wisdom surround and enrich you every day of the year.  May you laugh as often as you learn, may you know love and give love, may you see beauty and know it beautiful, may you dance instead of sigh, laugh instead of weep, and see the wonder of creation swirling always around you.  Might joyous memories and happy encounters leave you with a smile the normal wear and tear of life can never banish for long.  May you relish and surpass every new challenge, and seek adventure bravely.  Have the happiest of birthdays, and thank you for the gifts you gave US!  
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