Still Life with Reflecting Dust
In this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, dusty nebula NGC 2170 shines at the upper left. Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a compact red emission region, and streamers of obscuring dust against a backdrop of stars. Like the common household items still life painters often choose for their subjects, the clouds of gas, dust, and hot stars pictured here are also commonly found in this setting - a massive, star-forming molecular cloud in the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). The giant molecular cloud, Mon R2, is impressively close, estimated to be only 2,400 light-years or so away. At that distance, this canvas would be about 15 light-years across.
Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, U. Arizona
Carmen Amaya (1913–1963) was a famous Romani dancer who performed around the world and had a huge impact on the art of flamenco. Carmen is considered the best flamenco dancer in history whose passionate and wild style changed the conception of flamenco. During her lifetime she was called the greatest of dancers, and Queen of the Gypsies. Although
Carmen called herself a Gypsy, today this term is seen as offensive by many Romani people due to it negative history and connotations. She was what we would now call Romani. As a people the Romani had been oppressed and abused for hundreds of years. Flamenco emerged as a very private and ritualistic dance, performed with hand clapping because they could not afford musical instruments. #queenofgypsies#flamencodance#romani#dance#inspiration#startup#cultureappropriation#ruffles#strongwomen#strongwoman#passion#wild#carmenamaya
Personally, I find it most of the time too difficult to stand by my works during an exhibition, simply because I am not an exhibitionist... I am not extroverted enough to withstand the pressure... So I walk away and let people live their experience with my works on their own