Every now and then I run across something artistic that captures my imagination in a way that’s hard to describe, that leaves me wanting an entire wall in my house transformed into a giant mural of the piece.

This page has two such pieces. There is a lot of derivative space artwork out there, and these probably qualify as such, considering that the “Death Star” immediately comes to mind. Yet, there’s something more, here. An impression of a truly mammoth construct, of a technology and an engineering feat so advanced that it boggles the mind. It draws me back to the days when I was first discovering both astronomy and science fiction – Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, et al – days when I was more innocent, my mind less burdened by the problems and responsibilities of adult life, days when I really knew how to look up at the sky and dream


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