top of page

INTO THE COSMOS

I dream of being transported into deep interstellar space, traveling among the stars, overwhelmed by the incomprehensible beauty before me. These works represent a vision I've carried for many years—a fantasy of getting a glimpse into the heavens above.

These works come to life on stretched canvas, meticulously crafted in oils to capture the essence of reality with unparalleled authenticity. A mesmerizing array of nebulas takes form through an intricate fusion of layers and blending, delicately crafting vibrant gaseous clouds bursting with vivid hues. Each star is precisely placed in their forever home.

IMG_5822.jpg
IMG_6408.JPEG
IMG_6410.JPEG
zoom 2.jpg
zoom.jpg

Helix Nebula, Oil on Canvas, 36x36 in

Here sits the Helix nebula at approximately 655 light years from Earth. Formed by a dying star shedding its outer layers, this planetary nebula is estimated to have formed 10,600 years ago and continues to expand at a rate of 31 km/second. Inside the nebula lies hundreds of knots—comet-shaped molecular gas clouds, each measuring approximately the size of our solar system.

 

The nebula was painted in oils using photographic inspiration from ESA/Hubble. Each star was meticulously placed in its precise location beside this exploding star.

The horsehead nebula space art by artist eric sweet
Horsehead nebula by artist eric sweet
Horsehead nebula space art by artist eric sweet

The Horsehead Nebula, Oil on Canvas, 18x24 in

Welcome to the horsehead nebula. Sitting 1375 light years from Earth in the constellation Orion, this nebula is one of the most recognized regions in space. Sitting alongside the flame nebula, the horsehead's vibrant magenta and red gas and dust clouds that make up this beautiful sight, originate from ionized hydrogen gas that sits behind the nebula.

 

The formation was painted in oils using photographic inspiration from ESA/Hubble. Each star was meticulously placed in its location within these giant gas clouds.

bottom of page