Agnes My Universe: Limited-edition Outer Space Art Print

Wandering into Outer Space Art

“The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder.”

~ Suzy Kassem in “Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem”

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Located in a dark corner of the Milky Way, the reflection nebula in this outer space painting is surrounded by a ring of hydrogen gas is close to the equator, making it observable on both hemispheres only in certain times of the year. Home to clusters of young stars which are less than 1/9 the age of the Sun in the solar system, it was thought to resemble a bat spreading its wings or a fox face. I doubt what they will look like in space stations accessible only to the privileged astronauts. Only those who have undergone a series of training can have a chance to have a closer touch with the boundless space, yet this does not bar us our curious mind from exploring it with our feet firmly attached to the ground. Humans continue coming up with the most updated technological equipment to unveil its mystery.

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Aging is inevitable. The stars in my outer space art prints do age, albeit we cannot notice any changes in them. Like the majority of humans, I would like to extend my prime longer, but everyone has to come to terms with the fact that we lose the battle to the limitations in life. No one can escape this fate. While the veneer can resist the aging temporarily through constant exercise and beauty regiment like Empress Elisabeth of Austria, I doubt if it makes sense for the human minds to work this way. It would be a farce if an 80-year-old has the naivety of that of an 8-year-old. What aging scares the hell out of me is that each white strand on my head should be an indicator of my wisdom, and each wrinkle on my face should mark an achievement or contribution to the society, but will I deserve the credit when that time comes?

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The temporal stay here makes us realize how feeble mankind is. We have dreams to build, yet can everyone make the best use of his time to realize his plans? Quite a number of people I know live without purpose, waking up every morning to accomplish the tasks set by their supervisors and checking out their favorite celebrities’ latest news and participating in discussions on online forums. They get married just because everyone is doing it. The lack of motivation to make their lives better is buttressed on the idea that their fates have been sealed. They plant the seed of success on celebrities and cover their incompetence to get what they want with their idols’ achievements, apportioning the blame to the unfairness of the society, as if every decision or choice in their lives has nothing to do with them. It makes me wonder what bars humans from exploring further is their minds.

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Age has never pulled a stop to those who want to wander into wonders, though numerous fellows are daunted by the loss of competence that comes with age. From “Impossible” to “I’m possible”, we just need to put an apostrophe after “I” and a space between “m” and “p”. As powerful as they are, the human minds have the ability to make what one’s beliefs come true. We only live once. There is so much fun in life and so many wonderful things to stumble upon. I wonder if the clinically depressed individuals could find happiness earlier had they got the chance to find the passions which ignite the hope of living. There may be activities that have age restrictions, be they implied or express, yet there are more which allow people of all ages to participate in. Life is comprised of countless opportunities which will be missed if one’s vision is blighted by fear and despondence.

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Living a predictable life with everything having set out for us will only make humans wonder how far they could go had they had the courage to embark on the journey. This is one of the assets that I take pride in. No one can hold us back if we are determined enough to break though. In pursuing new ventures, humans can acquire skills and knowledge they have never come across, enlightening their curious minds and basking themselves in merry. By that, it doesn’t mean they have to go from one extreme to another to take risky ventures, be it physical or commercial, rather a plan is needed obviously. Our happiness will grow exponentially if we can fill our days with adventures. Mine are taking pictures of the outer space objects and translating my perceptions on them onto the linen canvases, which are then made into the limited-edition prints.

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“Wonders” can come in variegated forms, but humans need to be grateful of and contended with everything they possess before the “wonders” flood in. It takes passion in life to spark one’s interests in appreciating the marvelous things everywhere. Some may find wonders in building deep connections with their confidantes or interacting with foreigners and learning their cultures, but others may find it a nuisance to form relationships with people other than their families. There’s an old saying “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”. No one can decide for one another what their wonders are and how to live his life best. Humans in this decade are so absorbed in the social media and entertainment that they leave no time to think for themselves what piques their interests and makes them happy. Wonders cannot be found by building dreams on idols no matter how friendly they are.

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Wonders after wonders, I knew my life would take a new turn when I take up astro-photography. Shooting images of the outer space objects is fun even if nobody understands me. There are so much to learn in astro-photography and post-editing, but I know one day I will master the skills. Walking out of the dark unscathed, I realized that my passion lied in art and that’s what I have been going after since then. In the pursuit of art, the wonders of discovering myself and making new friends have equipped me with a unique angle. When my collectors are at the nadir, I hope that they could take a look at my limited-edition prints. The stars in these outer space art prints have unique roles to play in the universe, like everyone of us. Do not underestimate the positive changes you can bring into the world.

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