Thursday, July 31, 2014

Where does energy come from?

If energy can neither be created nor destroyed, then where does energy come from?  Hmmm?

That's all I got for today.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

GRAVITY - Pulling on the heart strings


Anybody see the film Gravity in 3D? I experienced it a few weeks ago and it was awesome!!! The film really made you think of home, but not in the sense of one's own dwelling, town, or country, but in an EARTH sense. 

As the main character was going through all the "stuff" in space, I wanted to do exactly what she wanted to do -- just go home!!!

It certainly gave the viewer a DEEPER appreciation of what it means to call our planet MOTHER EARTH!  That thin blue haze of an atmosphere that allows us to be ALIVE. 

What a miracle we all are.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Authentic Space Imagery as Fine Art

Although artist interpretations of celestial objects that cannot be captured with telescopes or spacecraft are certainly beautiful and can get you thinking of how something actually looks like - i.e.: black holes, evolving planetary systems around other stars, etc., there's nothing quite like the real thing.  I'm one of those folks that can stare at a Hubble image every day without ever getting tired of it. There's just so much there to get your imagination going - the realization that every white spec is a star, the contemplation of immense distance, bearing witness to star formation, the unimaginable heat generated by a giant young star, absolutely everything about an authentic image is just so incredibly captivating.

But in addition to all the science and magic that's going on; the imagery, not just from Hubble but from the ESO and other telescopes and spacecraft, is just so visually beautiful.  Even though nebulae can be so large in scale, they still take on the familiar shapes we see in earthbound nature.

Heck, I was just stirring cinnamon powder into a cappuccino the other day and noticed that it resembled a spiral galaxy. Typical me, I stopped the stirring and was totally fixated on it.  Yeah, I know, weird.  But as someone who has a strong strand of artistic/creative DNA (both my parents were artists, my great uncle Bill Tytla, a legendary Disney animator) it comes natural to me to notice the art in everything.

That's why I'm teaming up with Zorya Fine Arts to put on an exhibit featuring some incredibly sharp and beautiful outer space imagery.  But unlike my website,, which gives everyone in the world the opportunity to display the imagery at home without the hassle and expense of mounting or framing, an exhibit gives me an opportunity to go all out and present the imagery in a sophisticated and upscale way.
The gallery-style mounting will be a major expenditure for a small startup business like me but both myself and Zorya Fine Arts feel that it will be worth it.  We're confident that the upscale folks that live near the gallery in Greenwich, CT (which is pretty much the east coast version of Beverly Hills) will embrace the idea of space as art and will want to bring a few home.  I'm confident it will be a home run.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Working on an ad campaign and came up with this ad.  I like it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Awaken to Some Much Needed Perspective

If only us TINY molecules called humans can see the EARTH like this every morning!  Oh what a blessing that would be.  No BORDERS, just overwhelming MAJESTY and BEAUTY. A shining blue pearl, floating in space.

We humans get so wrapped up in things that are so insignificant when observed through the lens of cosmic space time. Yet these very things DEFINE many of us. was created to bring PERSPECTIVE back into our lives by reminding us that there is an infinite universe out there. Perhaps in a small way, we're helping the world become a more peaceful place, one print at a time.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Astronomy's Next Frontier - Discovering New Solar Systems

The Kepler Spacecraft continues to find earth-sized planets orbiting other stars and many of them are in the "goldilocks zone", meaning that they are in the habitable zone of their home star.  Not too hot, not too cold, just right.

Folks, that is just so exciting! As I mentioned in my first blog post, the news above is just more evidence that we're in the midst of the golden age of astronomy.  Once the James Webb telescope deploys in 2016, we'll be able determine their structure and atmosphere.  Imagine, if the data indicates an almost identical atmosphere like our own. Imagine the speculation by all the scientists and regular folk like us. A golden age indeed.

I feel as giddy as Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory would be if a rare comic book was on its way to him.  This is just soooo friggin amazing!!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Space - The Ultimate Frontier

Hello!  This is my first of many posts to come.


As a true lover of all things cosmic, I'm excited about the future of astronomy and all the mysteries that we have yet to solve. Right now we are lucky to be alive during the golden age of astronomy.  Technology is propelling us into uncharted territory and I know we will be learning things in the near future that will dramatically change the course of human history.  If you have even the slightest interest in the stars above, stay connected with me and together we'll share and talk about the discoveries to come.  As Carl Sagan once said, "somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known".