12″ x 13″
A PLANET GETS SWALLOWED
For this black hole, the sun was breakfast. The planet is waiting to be a mid-morning snack.
Although invisible, a black hole is probably the most powerful force in the universe. Nothing can escape its gravitational pull that swallows everything in its path, even radiation and x-rays. And now it is confirmed that a large black hole is at the core of our galaxy; a monstrous object with the mass of four million suns in a space smaller than Mercury’s orbit. It is also the glue that holds our galaxy together.
This painting, by contrast, is quite small. It has quarter inch curved strips of wood painted in vivid colors and an undulating surface all pointing to the center where a planet is trying to escape in vain. Depicting this extraordinary power can be equally effective on a small surface.