Lucy Jain's Personal Blog

Made of Stars (Moss Piglets in Space)

I started this abstract painting (which is on a large square box canvas in acrylics) a long time ago and knew it needed a little something extra doing to it but wasnt sure what a few tweaks and I was happy.  It represents the fact that everything organic starts out in space, in stars. Every part of us and every living (and non living) thing started out when a star exploded. As the great Carl Sagan said “We are all made of star stuff”. My painting shows stars, dust clouds, the double helix and I have added an organic element which is represented by the purple region of the painting. The purple area can be whatever you see in it, someone saw an elephant for instance but I liked that someone saw what I visualised whilst painting it and that was something of microbial size, something like a Tardigrade (also called a Moss Piglet!). I thought this quite fitting as it can survive extreme conditions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrade Maybe not deep space, but once again it’s very elements started out in an exploded star which brings it full circle to the reasoning behind my painting ( I also love the name Moss Piglets!!). So my painting that wasnt quite finished got a name I feel very fitting. Thanks to 2 friends who helped me decide on the name!

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 456 other followers