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A Galaxy Within

By robrey
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Oil, 24 x 18 in

We are each a little galaxy of our own. It's a mind-bending exercise trying to comprehend the 100 billion stars found in a typical galaxy. Yet, each of us has roughly the same number of neurons in our own 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

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Lady-Pilot's avatar
Amazing work, love the implications! But what is the spot near her shoulder...blood?
MedeaSafir's avatar
very impressive - but you already got that from the DD :giggle:
Katzenminze86's avatar
Thoughtful concept and beautiful execution. I love the colour blue and your painting seems to be celebrating that colour and its shades and nuances. It's a colour that creates depth and invites you in and warm blue is a colour I associate with compassion and love (not like red who is more the passionate love, but like selfless love that lets the object of that love be what it will be). The painting conveys, to me, the idea that we hold inside us an intrinsic curiosity about the universe, about ourselves and about the question how those two correlate and how we came to be. Great work!
KiriHearts's avatar
This is beautiful!!
LindArtz's avatar

Very nicely done!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)!

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Congrats on the DD!
Orbis264's avatar
That looks very beautiful great job
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This wonderful art has been submitted to New Longitudes. You just need to approve it. 
Tinselfire's avatar
A lot of people are asking what the brown blots are, but I rather like them. Brings to mind how Roger Dean used to give his cat free rein in the studio, leaving paw prints all over his Uriah Heep covers. It's a fine tradition of space art.
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Congratulations on the DD! Clap
Love your workLove 
ikazon's avatar

Breathtaking. Very nice work, as always!

morningstarskid's avatar
Gorgeous Artwork...😎❤
HistoryGold777's avatar
it's so beautiful-!:D
TeaPhotography's avatar
What a stunning work of art! :clap:
Gurdim's avatar
a gorgeous piece :)
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Kickigris's avatar

Amazing! i wish i could draw like u!

Tinselfire's avatar
For what it's worth, don't need to look further than your front page to tell you're already a half-decent bit on the way there:
Wendigo2 by Kickigris
Just keep studying light and colour and practise, and chances are good you'll get there. Maybe a lot sooner than you think.
Siansaar's avatar
Very nicely painted and makes ya think...but what are those brown spots on the painting?
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This has been submitted to New Longitudes. You just need to approve it.
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