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Days of Future Past by JamesLee

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This allegorical space painting, was inspired by Dr Carl Sagan, American Astrophysicist and his 1980’s television series Cosmos: A Personal Journey. The title comes from The Moody Blues second album of the same name recorded in 1967. The scene is set against the background of the spectacular Andromeda spiral galaxy (220,000 light years in diameter and 12.5 billion years old) recently captured by the Hubble deep field telescope. The rock formations in the foreground are the soft and sculpted red desert sandstone from the Triassic period. In the right foreground, to represent life on earth, a lizard searches visibly for movement in the desert which could mean food and therefore survival. With its head tilted it appears to gaze at the spiral galaxy knowingly. The light we see from Andromeda today started out 2.5 million years ago when Homo Habilis, one of our earliest ancestors, roamed the earth. Andromeda galaxy is drifting towards our own Milky


galaxies, moon, stars, reptiles, spacecraft, rock formations, deserts, craters, geology, triassic age, allegory, planets, lizard

I have always sketched and painted from early schooldays. The most vivid of images that continue to influence me today are the heightened chiaroscuro, almost theatrical, spot lit scenes from the brushes of Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Velasquez. On top of these influences came the surrealism of Salvador Dali, the art work of Roger Dean and the marine paintings of Ivan Aivazovsky. Furthermore, the music of Delius, Debussy, Pink Floyd and Moody Blues help to create the dreamscapes of my work.

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  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 2 years ago

    Wow, this is a wonderful work, the overall concept and description is fantastic! :O)

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Very Cool work! Hope you’ll add this to Cutting Edge (as well as the Sci Fi Group!)

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 1 year ago

    Check out our challenge at Cutting Edge (Exoplanets/$20 voucher!) This would be an awesome entry – hope to see you there!

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 1 year ago

    Your OUTSTANDING work is featured in Cutting Edge!


  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnson5 months ago

    Star Date April 1, ’14

    Your work is the Science Fiction Showcase at the Sci Fi Group!
    (CATEGORY: Best in Space! ~ Postcards from the Trip!)

    New Display for April! Check it out Right Here!


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