“The Hourglass of Light”

New painting, inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope photo taken in November 2022, “The Hourglass of Light”, oil on canvas 2 x 3 feet. The blue and orange dust is being shot out from a newly forming star at its center. The very young star also known as L1527, is hidden in darkness by the edge of a rotating disk of gas at the neck of the hourglass; however the light spills out from the top and bottom of the disk, lighting up the hourglass-shaped clouds. I added the swirly blue background to show movement and light.
Text Source: The Guardian

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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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