“Revealing a Newfound Galaxy”

My latest painting “Revealing a Newfound Galaxy” is my interpretation of what the faraway GN-z11 galaxy might look like. With the pending launch this October of the James Webb Space Telescope I am interested in what may be revealed. This is the oldest and most distant galaxy, 31.96 billion light years from Earth. In 2020 a team in Beijing reported that over a five-hours of observation, they noticed a brief, luminous spike of ultraviolet light. It may have been the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst, produced when very massive stars collapse. Painting is oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches. May 2021

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Barbara Sheehana

Born in 1944 in Washington, D.C., I have painted and sculpted most of my life. At 74 years of age, I feel I am at my most creative time of life. I started painting a series of "Nebula Art" in 2015 after seeing the Hubble Space Telescope images. I find so much joy in attempting to capture these beautiful photographs. I live now in Naples, Florida, and have 18 completed paintings so far and will continue to paint as long as I am able. I studied art and sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.; painting and sculpture at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. I have taken art classes in my community of Pelican Bay. Exhibition include Swiss Embassy, Torpedo Factory, Pelican Bay Community Center, Naples Art Association and Rookery Bay

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