An Exhibit of Diversity, Community, Humanity and Environment

N Scott Momaday

3' x 4' Acrylic on Canvas "Bringing Star Power to Earth"

 © Nova Starling 2005


Ed Moses

"Bringing Star Power to Earth" 

Artist's Comment

The fusion created when the laser hits its target is similar to the fusion created in the formation of a star.

I tell this story with the use of a metaphor, by placing Ed in a nebula, the birthplace of stars. In the painting's background is the Omega Nebula.  I liked what looked like the ghost of a human figure formed by its gases nearby. It suggested to me the interaction and exchange between man and his environment. The figure sits like a constellation in the Universe, his physical nature becoming almost transparent.

The painting is about the human spirit aiming towards the light of one's own vision. I wonder what it is about the human spirit that chooses a path that the body must follow?

I think each person's unique path is the metaphor from which their spirit learns.


Inspiration for the painting's background was from the Hubble site, the Omega Nebula.


The Omega, also called the Swan nebula, is located in the constellation Sagittarius.

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