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Blue Bower
Oil, 12 x 16 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.

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.
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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Rob Rey
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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!  
TangentExpress Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:party: :cake: Happy birthday! :cake: :party:
CaroFrescoDolceFlata Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday :)
Ticha-Voda Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  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 Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w ^wow,happy birthday,my friend

NailZ-sama Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday >w</
carol-colors Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
:cake: Happy Birthday! :cake:
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