The Universe Creates a Star!
Cradled wood panel-assemblage: gold cream, acrylic paint, sand textured panel.
18″ x 18″ x 1″
Satin black finished wood.
19″ x 19″ x 3½”
The universe was formed during a Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago.
Artist Note: “Early Galaxies were not like those we know today. The first galaxies were more pristine, composed primarily of hydrogen & helium gas. Over time their stars would fuse atoms to form heavier elements, and when these stars died in supernova explosions, the heavy elements dispersed throughout the galaxies, enriching them with “star stuff,” including elements needed to create life.” 1. Dan Coe “Our sun is flying in company with us, within the vast reaches of the Galactic system, at just the right distance to give us enough radiation to keep us alive, yet not close enough to burn us up.” 2. Buckminster Fuller
Artwork: The artwork is looking back in time when planets, stars and galaxies were forming some 300-900 years after the theoretical cosmic Big Bang. The closer we look back the sooner we will better understand the true origins of the universe providing our species lasts that long.
Footnotes: 1. Coe, Dan: Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore. Scientific American Magazine, Back in Time , November, 2018. 2. Fuller, Buckminster: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, Pocket Books / Simon & Schuster, N.Y. 1971.