Exploring Life Through Cosmic Art
“Death’s stamp gives value to the coin of life; making it possible to buy with life what is truly precious.”
Cosmic Art: A Small Glint in a Vast Nebula
This reflection nebula in this cosmic art print is the birthplace of numerous stars of less than 2 million years old. I like to think that there’s something deep inside of us that awakens when we turn our eyes up into the great beyond. Something that’s been living inside of us all along and that the stars use that to bring us home. The end of a life cycle, calling us to our final resting place among them 🌃
When we turn our heads to the vast night sky, our eyes are treated to a canopy of twinkling dots whose light flickers on and off. Set to a backdrop of darkness, we could imagine them to be lighthouses on the horizon, forever showing us the way safely home. I believe it’s the representation of a person’s life cycle – a small, brief yet bright glint among the infinite. No human, due to our biology, can outlive a star.
The Art of Building a Legacy for Humankind
While our vessels wither and fail, one thing never does – the progress of humans. Each generation passes new knowledge to the next, and we, someday, will do the same. To know that we will die one day is the best form of motivation. While this gives us a sense of urgency, it also makes us prone to regret – especially when the end nears. We begin to ponder on what we could’ve done better if only we had our life to live again. If only we could bottle this feeling and sip on it throughout life. It causes us to cherish our time ⏳ because we’re aware it is limited. We then strive for progress, knowing we have an obligation to leave the world a better place🌍 Isaac Newton used to say, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”. A reference to the passing of knowledge from generation to generation in hopes of having younger generations carry forward traditions and progress their elders have already attained.
Capturing the Deep Sky Slow Dance
The universe didn’t bestow eternal life upon us, we are left to run against the clock in our endeavors. For the universe, with seemingly endless time on its side – there is no such rush. For humans, on the other hand, subject to the limits of time; we’re always in a hurry. And that, interestingly, is what makes cosmic photography and art so challenging. When we look to the night sky, we are simply drinking in its beauty. However, when we try to capture this beauty, we come into contact with its ‘personality.’ Moment by moment, the universe fluctuates oh-so-slightly, revealing another side of its nebulous self. When we turn our lenses towards this deep sky dance, we need to be prepared to wait, watch, and respect the process. It’s within those long hours that the universe comes to us, helping cosmic art to comes to life while translating onto the canvas.
Reclaiming the Power of the Night Sky
Looking outwards, the universe may make me feel infinitesimally small. I am made of the same substance as the universe. 🌌 My body is made up of stardust. My eyes hold the vastness of space. My DNA is made up of galaxies and nebulae. This is what comes out when I paint. This is what I share with you. Bits and pieces of the night sky are being exchanged between us all for eternity without dimming our light in the process. 🌟 I hold that vast expanse and natural force within – just like everyone else. It makes me wonder: If I have such greatness within, why would I ever quench it. Why would I allow someone else to tell me what to do? We wouldn’t choose to dim the comforting light of the stars, so why would we dim our own? As unchecked authority grows in the world, expecting us to grind for their gain while pillaging the earth, I believe it’s time for people to collectively say “no.” We have one life and planet as of now – we need to take care of ourselves and the Earth.
Marching to the Beat of Your Own Music
I believe we all have the right to change our lives – to step away from the norms and what’s expected of us to follow our heart’s desires. We always have the ability to change our lives, and our direction, and follow our heart’s desires. When I finally listened to my heart 💞, it led me to the fine arts. It’s here I found my place in sharing the universe and touching people in ways they may have never expected. Cosmic art for me is a way to teach others that they have more control than they think. They are bits of the universe and carry that energy within them.
In a world where we’re always looking for a reason, something to believe in – I ask that people believe in themselves and their inner strength. I encourage them to take control of their lives, redirecting their universe-given energy to their own significance instead of indulging the interests of others. Find your anchor but hoist your sails! ⛵
The Immensity of Immortality – Time Goes on
Death stamps the meaning onto life. Some believe that art is eternal. 🖼️ It places a finishing line at the end of our journey. It reminds us that nothing lasts forever. That it lasts through decades even centuries of people and places. The world 🌍 continues to spin while it stays the same. Art is meant to evolve though. It’s meant to have a life expectancy just the like people who create it. 🧑🎨
The cycle of life is art played out over time. I reflect this connection in my cosmic art prints. Once 50 prints of each of my creations have been purchased – I destroy their blueprint. Their fate is sealed from the moment they’re created. Like humans, each artwork is crafted with an innate mission. I don’t reserve them for any gallery or museum. Instead, I send them out into the world to carry on their legacy. My celestial art prints are made with top-notched materials so they can stay longer and be a source of inspiration to more people.
My newest print – A Small Glint in a Vast Nebula 🌌 represents the value that an object has when you know it won’t last forever. It’s 👉AVAILABLE NOW👈at the link below – limited to only 50 prints and then gone forever. So, will you be one to have a piece of its beauty?
Check out the art print “Billowing Magnificence” & the video “Billowing Magnificence”