Space, the final frontier, and something that is constantly on my mind. I've been fascinated by space since I was a small boy and that followed me throughout the years with dozens of hours spent engrossed in documentaries, the works of Sagan, Hawking, and Tyson, and time spent working at a planetarium. So of course I had to do a print of the Orion Nebula.
The canvas is colored with an assortment of spraypaints with a coat of black over the top. Then, through a subtractive engraving process, The black paint is removed exposing the image and colors below. The last step involves 2 clear coats to help preserve the piece.