"Stand By for Columbia"
Oil on Canvas
30" x 15"
Stationkeeping - The Heavens. Columbia and her crew have moved beyond our reality and have entered a stellar portal to the heavens. She and her crew are returning to that from which we all came - the basic building blocks of life.
One of the most beautiful sights in our Universe is also one of the most violent and destructive forces known - the slow death of a super massive star. I believe that the energy generated by this incredible event moves both space and time allowing us to catch a quick glimpse of what this stellar portal to the heavens might look like.
Original is in a Private Collection. Open edition prints are available!
2013 - ASAA 27th International Aerospace Art Exhibition ... Second Place Space Flight Award - Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine.