The Hubble Space Telescope was carried into Earth orbit by the Space Shuttle in April 1990. It is named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble. Hubble is a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, and is part of NASA's Great Observatories series, with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
The extraordinary beauty of space, brought to earth by Hubble, has inspired this series. I have interpreted these images of our universe - the birth, life and death of stars, the energy of an exploding nebula, the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago, an expanding halo of light around a distant start - into studies of color and energy.
Many of these paintings were featured in my November 2008 solo show "Out in the Ordinary".
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