In the early 2000’s the Hubble telescope returned some now iconic images back to earth.

The image of an exploding star and the resulting expansion of dust, gas and light inspired this piece of work.

“Light from a star that erupted in 2002 continues propagating outward through a cloud of dust surrounding the star. The light reflects or “echoes” off the dust and then travels to Earth.”

  The work is now in the collection of the Nature in Art Museum in Gloucestershire, UK.

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V838 Monocerotis Light Echo. Dimensions: 120cm x 150cm . 1.5mm drilling into 6mm board. Black Lacquered

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