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We Are Made of Stars by robrey We Are Made of Stars by robrey

Oil, 24 x 30 inches

“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. I created this new painting to remind us of this, a fact which Neil deGrasse Tyson calls the most astounding fact in the video below. I highly recommend watching it and others such as the Sagan Series.

Most Astounding Fact video: youtu.be/9D05ej8u-gU
Sagan Series: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY59wZ…
Blog Post: robreyart.blogspot.com/2014/09…

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:iconrinthi:
Rinthi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! :la:
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EdwardDillon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
We are all made of star stuff!
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Catdalzell Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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JOCAPS Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
I know this girl : Athina, she sometimes send me her owl, 'cause she has no cellphone....
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Fonftka Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Bonnie Warfstache Bonnie Warfstache Bonnie Warfstache Bonnie Warfstache 
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Karinta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing!! :huggle:
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AveryAnnarose Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lovely palette!
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Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
We are all made of stars :)
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The-Golem-Armada Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful sentiment. And such a beautiful piece for oil, the light and the colors and all. Fantastic job.
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ChristineMarieArt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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Xendria101 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful painting, it stuns me for sure. Eventually our molecules probably come from a dying star or farther back in time, the big bang. 
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:iconmarshwood:
marshwood Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy 13 billionth birthday, everyone! Teenagers at last.
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MattDeMino Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The colors and lighting in this are absolutely gorgeous. I love that owl
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willowspritex3 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Ohgawd, the irony. I just finished a book named "Made of Stars" and there's a similar quote in it. It was a pretty good book. And I really love how this is portrayed so well. 
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful work!
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Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderfull ! :clap:
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ThatSummersGuy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KILLED IT. This is absolutely gorgeous Rob.
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virnagray Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconomenseer:
Omenseer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Oh no! She's disintegrating. Somebody help her!
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Writer
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
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guaranhuns Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Man. deviantART Approves.
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Jayceel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
while I disagree that we are made of stardust, this is a very beautiful painting.
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