Space Debris - BEST IN SHOW, June 2019

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Added 2019-06-29 08:36:46
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Space Debris

My inspiration for this painting is space exploration and man-made space stations and satellites orbiting the Earth. I wanted to express the technological clutter that we first create and then depend on. I also think about our stewardship of this tiny planet we call home.

This October marked the anniversary of the launch of Sputnik in 1957, 59 years ago. It got me to thinking about all the satellites that have been launched into space and are still orbiting our planet. There are about 1,100 active satellites, both government and private. Plus there are about 2,600 others that no longer work, for a total of 3700. That’s a lot of space junk circling around us at 17,000 miles per hour.

Specific details

Name of Artist: Tom Shropshire
Width (inches): 12
Judge and Category: Lidia Kosiorek, Abstract Professional
Height (inches): 16
Judge's Comment: "The painting attracts by its mystery that is being discovered over very long time. A balanced composition turns the viewer's eye alternately from the detail to the whole. Color patches are planned, not accidental. A delightful play of light. Harmonious colors. I appreciate the original theme and the social concern."
Media: Acrylic
Country: United States
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry