"A comet starts its journey back to deep space after passing near the Sun. This piece was inspired by the wonderful images captured by the EPOXI space craft of Hartley2 as well as from my own observations using my back yard telescope. This is a fully posable 3-D model rendered in Modo 401 with finishing touches in Photoshop."
"Prior to Cassini Huygen's arrival at Saturn which would redefine our understanding of the ringed planet I imagined the incredible discoveries that lay ahead. This image playfully suggests the ultimate surprise as the spacecraft arrives at it's destination after a very long interplanetary voyage."
"This image is a personal statement born of the Space Age, when we first saw our planet from afar and realized our tenuous place in the universe. We face major questions of sustainability and realize our survival depends on answers not yet found. The price of self-preservation? Nobody can be sure. What does seem clear, though, is that this world is more frail and delicate than we once thought. Like a piece of fruit, it is beautiful but easily bruised."
"Most of us exist in a daytime world. We think of the day as a kind of 'reality'. And yet the day is, in many ways, a deceit. What we really see during the daytime hours is an ocean of air illuminated by the Sun and creating a wonderful canopy of blue -- a comforting presence not unlike the blanket we wrapped up in as a child. Only at night do we see the true world before us: a vast, ancient, star-studded abyss. Some part of us resists the notion of a dark universe. Even this painting, Night Into Day, betrays my subconscious belief in a sunlit Cosmos: In reality, the day should be folding back to reveal the night."
"By placing Saturn-like rings around an Earthly apple, I hoped to shrink the vast distance between these two planets. I also wanted to create a jarring collision of elements out of their normal context, which gives the painting a surrealistic quality. Doubtless the choice of an apple as the subject originated in my admiration for Isaac Newton and the falling fruit that inspired his notions about gravity."
"Advances in astronomy and space exploration have provided us with a window to look back in time and rewind the cosmic movie nearly to the point of creation. These achievements have both lifted our spirits and humbled us. They also have given us a new reverence for the workings of nature. In this painting, The Fabric of Space, I try to draw the viewer into the Pandora's Box that holds the exciting mysteries of the cosmos."
"This image was an attempt at capturing the immense beauty of space, while trying to portray the vastness of its scale. Using a degree of artistic license, I try and bring the viewer an eye-pleasing yet somewhat believable view of what may lay out there."
"The humbling beauty of abstract nature, created inside a modern computer. As a digital painter, the vast array of tools available allow me as an artist to portray increasingly realistic nebulae, while allowing for complete artistic freedom on the canvas and helping to bring space art in to the digital age."