Artist Gary Lopez

Alta California

Year: 2018
Medium: Archival pigment on matte paper
Dimensions: 20H x 15W in (unframed) / 27H x 22W in (framed)
Original Artwork Price: $2,500 (framed)

Artist Note

"Drifting through the Orion Arm of the Milky Way is the California Nebula, a cloud of hydrogen and sulfur gases, with a wispy veil of oxygen. More than 100 light-years long, this ‘California shaped’ mass is not far from the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Perseus. I composed the image in a portrait orientation, with the cloud rising across the frame to emphasize the movement of the nebular folds.”- Gary Lopez