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The "Observatory ", a land far far away, a planet where emotions are prized by the inhabitants, but always focused on the creation of great public artwork. Here we see the “Road to Nowhere” landscape art, the carved “Thumb Up” sculpture, and the partially hidden “Joy” at left, carved directly from the cliffs local deep orange quartzite-like mineral. The larger than life “Fencepost” at right marks a hidden path through the forest that leads to the seashore.

On some planets the locals do not like God’s nature to be ‘defiled’ by some creations of indigenous life form’s, such as wind turbines, while others such as smoke stacks appear to be OK.

Here on Observatory, the fossil fuels are all gone, the locals have made the switch to renewables long ago, and the sky is now a clear blue. The grid is shared with and paid for by all and the dominant life form has learned to get along with all its members and to become a good steward of the planet as a whole.

Nice dream, eh?

“Observatory” is colored pencil on acid free 90 lb cold press watercolor paper. It is 10″ × 7″ in size. The original is available from the artist for $298, plus shipping, shipped unmounted and rolled in a tube. Write to for details.

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  • E.E. Jacks
    E.E. Jacksabout 4 years ago

    Simply amazing. Such detail and a beautiful message! Thank you for sharing your fantastic work!

  • Thanks Esther. I was rather pleased with this one myself. Someday I ‘ll walk into one of these worlds and won’t come back, but I’m going to try to stay in this one as long as I can.

    – Dave Martsolf

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakerabout 4 years ago

    Hi Dave, it’s so nice to imagine and create dreamy places, you know I do that too, especially when we’re getting winter dumped on us big time. I think in my youthful travels I was looking for something like this, so the dream continues, eh? I did an observatory a while back too, HERE

  • Hi Syd,

    Hope this year is a big one for you. I really liked this world. I am hoping it serves as a portal for a new exploration into the lands of the imagination.

    – Dave Martsolf

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    Fantastic work

  • Thanks Maggie, I love your crocuses. Everyone should stop by your place and take a look. Such colors. Wow!

    – Dave Martsolf

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 4 years ago

    Extraordinary work Dave!! :)

  • Thanks Keith, Hand art will never again match CG land, but I have got to give it a try.

    – Dave Martsolf

  • E.E. Jacks
    E.E. Jacksabout 4 years ago

    I too would love to live in my paintings. I did a painting called ‘Finally Jumping In’ of a girl jumping into the painting. Someday :) Beautiful.

  • THat sounds like a great idea for a painting. Can I use it someday in one of mine? IS that piece in your gallery? I am going to go look.

    – Dave Martsolf

  • Therese M Smith
    Therese M Smithabout 4 years ago

    wow you dreamed this what about the excellent writing as well. remarkable work here. :)

  • Thanks so much. I am at my happiest in worlds like this. I have always had a bit of the wanderlust in me.

    – Dave Martsolf

  • virgosun
    virgosunabout 4 years ago

    Intriguing and beautiful…

  • Wow, Virgosun! I have never been featured in Sci-Fi. What an honor! Thanks so much!

    – Dave Martsolf

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