Monday, August 13, 2007

Space Artist Safely Explores The Universe

LITTLETON, Colo. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One planetary painter is exploring some out-of-this world places with his adventurous art.

Michael Carroll is the author of Space Art: How to Draw and Paint Planets, Moons, and Landscapes of Alien Worlds (Watson- Guptill), and while his art has reached some astronomical heights – a digitized version of one of his paintings was recently launched into space aboard a NASA shuttle – Carroll is staying grounded for the moment.

He says, “I would go to Mars in a minute, even though it might be the last thing I ever did!”

Instead, for safer space-age inspiration, Carroll explores alien lands closer to home, such as the Venus-like landscape of California’s Death Valley, the volcanoes of Hawaii, and Iceland’s galactic glaciers.

As he puts it, “If you want to see places that are like other worlds, you have to travel. Cincinnati is not going to do it for you.”

Plus, it’s a whole lot safer.

Carroll says, “You don’t have to hold your breath if something goes wrong!”

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