16" X 20"
Embellished Fabric Collage
Chamaeleon I Complex NGC 3195
A photogenic group of nebulae can be found in Chamaeleon, a constellation visible
predominantly in skies south of the Earth's equator. Towards Chamaeleon, dark
molecular clouds and bright planetary nebula NGC 3195 can be found. Visible near
the center of the above is a reflection nebula surrounding a young bright star. On the
lower right, a molecular cloud blocks the light from stars behind it. It takes light
hundreds of years to reach us from these objects.
We try to "know it all", but we can't. From the microscopic to the majesty of the
Universe and it's incomprehensible hugeness- as one key is unlocked, it leads to
many more questions that beg for answers.
Brilliant shades of an unusual fabric were used that I found in Canada- - new at
the time; fibers that stick only to each other, and only after heat set; then they were
glued to the substrate.
This piece is owned by a local couple in Henderson, NV.