I’ve been working on this project for several years. I’d hoped to make a series of ten or so pieces, and I made many attempts, but I’m only willing to post four of them, starting with this. I’d wait, but it seems like I’ve been seeing similar work lately- must be the zeitgeist- and I’d be sad if I saw other artists doing the exact same thing… Anyway… I know some will find this incredibly cheesy. That’s fine, but hear me out. I was thinking about optimism one day, and I found myself wondering, “If I were an artist 5,000 years from now, what kind of work would I make?” The idea of painting with stars- interstellar matter- ancient dust… I couldn’t resist. Think of what humanity could achieve if we could just evolve beyond killing each other… I hope to have some prints soon.