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Gravitational Waves by robrey Gravitational Waves :iconrobrey:robrey 807 27 Deep Sleep study by robrey
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Bioluminescence, Goldfish by robrey Bioluminescence, Goldfish :iconrobrey:robrey 277 9 Hubble Study by robrey
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Nestled in Nebulae by robrey Nestled in Nebulae :iconrobrey:robrey 202 3 Bioluminescence - Reason by robrey Bioluminescence - Reason :iconrobrey:robrey 394 7 Bioluminescence - Compassion by robrey Bioluminescence - Compassion :iconrobrey:robrey 1,022 25 Bioluminescence - Hope by robrey Bioluminescence - Hope :iconrobrey:robrey 279 9 Magnificent Universe by robrey Magnificent Universe :iconrobrey:robrey 178 8 Hidden in the Light by robrey Hidden in the Light :iconrobrey:robrey 111 4 A Tremendous Mess of Waves by robrey A Tremendous Mess of Waves :iconrobrey:robrey 155 8 Cassini, Final Observations by robrey Cassini, Final Observations :iconrobrey:robrey 454 14 Interstellar Voyager by robrey Interstellar Voyager :iconrobrey:robrey 473 18 Bioluminescence VI by robrey Bioluminescence VI :iconrobrey:robrey 252 10 Solar Eclipse by robrey Solar Eclipse :iconrobrey:robrey 277 9 Stardust VI by robrey Stardust VI :iconrobrey:robrey 679 8


Gravitational Waves
Oil, 30 x 30 inches

A commission for IX Arts, which will be on display at the IX show in October. The allegorical image of merging black holes is a poetic representation of newly observed waves of gravity.

Since our ancestors first looked up at the stars, everything we've observed of the universe has come in the form of light: electromagnetic waves. In the last century we've learned everything we know from looking at every part of the electromagnetic spectrum and analyzing that light. For the first time in 2015, humans observed energy arriving at earth of a different sort than electromagnetic light.

1.4 billion years ago, two black holes spiraled around each other and merged, releasing three solar masses of energy in the form of gravitational waves, literal stretching and squashing of space. If you had been nearby the waves could have squeezed you to spaghetti, but when they spread out and passed through earth in 2015 we detected those waves, dissipated to less than the width of an atomic nucleus. Our whole lives, these waves have periodically passed right through us, unnoticed, but now humanity has gained the eyes to see them.
Hubble Study
Oil, 6 x 8 inches

Since it's launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has produced some of our most spectacular images of the universe. Hubble's observations narrowed our knowledge of the age of the universe to a decimal point of accuracy (13.7 billion years instead of 10-20 billion). In 1995, the spirit of discovery led the Hubble team to point the telescope at the darkest patch of sky they could find to see if there was anything there. In a 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. It was our first nearly complete view of the entire history of the universe in one image. Check out this video about it.

The HST is nearing the end of it's life. While there are many space telescopes that preform many functions, Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch just next year!
Nestled in Nebulae
Oil study, 6 x 8 inches

Made of starstuff, we are in this universe, and the universe is in us. May this unity help you to feel comfort in your surroundings.

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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MTJpub Featured By Owner 4 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have your cake and eat it too
Party w00t! Boogie! Dance! w00t! Party
FRIEND711 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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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!  
TangentExpress Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:party: :cake: Happy birthday! :cake: :party:
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Happy Birthday :)
Ticha-Voda Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! I wish you a lot of health and happiness, and also great success in your artwork.
Cizou Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w ^wow,happy birthday,my friend

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Happy Birthday >w</
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:cake: Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Happy Birthday! birthday cake 
Have a wonderful day with closed friends around and lots of sweets!
May your upcoming age bring even more of your breathtaking art! :D
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