Memorable Date Painting – Pale Blue Dot – July 2017
Inspired by a photograph of planet Earth taken by NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe and Carl Sagan’s awe inspiring monologue, each Pale Blue Dot painting measures 11.69 x 8.27 inches (29.7 x 21.00 cm). The vastness of space is rendered with an blue impasto under-painting and finished with a luscious black paint. Planet Earth, the pale blue dot, is depicted randomly with its relevant date stamped to the side. To finish, the artwork is discreetly initialled ‘MG’ to the bottom right hand corner.
On the reverse, a copy of Carl Sagan’s monologue is attached, together with a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist.
The first date in the series is 31 3 1973 (birth date of the artist) and continues one painting per day thereafter.
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