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Falling Fire (Shooting Star) - Print of original oil painting illustration

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8x10 inches or 12x16 inches

In this figure painting with the Milky Way We're hoping to express my appreciation for the natural world. We're also hoping to express our interest in thinking about how earlier cultures saw and understood the world. For one thing, we like to remember that before electricity and light pollution, the Milky Way was visible from everywhere, and visible every night that the moon wasn't too exceedingly bright. The best starry night sky you've ever seen was the regular nightly show. Now, we're not disappointed that we have electricity, but what a different experience our ancestors had! We also like to think about what people would have thought of all those lights up in the sky. We tend to take for granted our knowledge that stars are burning balls of gas, and that we know what space is. But, before science told us these things, people could only guess at what all those lights were based on what they saw from hill tops such as this. The astronomer, Carl Sagan, proposed that a star looks not unlike a campfire from a great distance and people may have seen stars as distant campfires of the gods. This thought is one of our main inspirations for this piece. This is the reason we included distant campfires dotting the landscape below as well as the reason for the title "Falling Fire."

This is a print of an original oil painting. The quality is great. It is printed with archival inks and paper and lightly signed at the lower right. We put a lot of time into making sure our prints look great and we get lots of compliments on them!

SMALL size is borderless and measures 8 x 10 inches so it can be popped into any standard 8x10 mat. It is shipped flat by USPS First Class mail, well protected in a resealable plastic sleeve, inside a stiff, bend-proof mailer.

LARGE size measures 12 x 16 inches plus a quarter inch white border. This size is shipped rolled and well protected inside a tube by USPS mail.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

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