New Constellations: Ophiucus

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This is a original acrylic and ink work on Cold Press Canson Art Board . The work is framed in a gallery style white metal frame. 16x20 inches with floating spacers to give the frame a shadow box effect.

The 13th Sign
New Constellations Series

If you look at the Zodiac constellations on the NASA website, you will see a bunch of circles and lines that have been projected in the imagination of the Babylonians over 3,000 years ago to create symbols and characters. These characters were then applied to human personalities and often used to predict the future. These characters have added to the fantastic world of intuition and inventiveness and continue to be a source of inspiration. I’ve always thought that these pictures were wonderfully farfetched, if you consider what they started with and where they ended up. I’ve often wondered what would happen if I developed the pictures in the sky.
Beginning with a print of the circles/stars in the 12 zodiac configurations, I converted the stars into eyeballs. I then constructed the creatures and environments around the eyeballs. The original figures were used to tell stories and explain that which was unexplainable. My characters will do the same thing.
I invite you to look at my interpretations and invent your own story.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ophiuchus /ɒfiˈjuːkəs/ is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It was formerly referred to as Serpentarius /sɜːrpənˈtɛəriəs/ and Anguitenens.


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