An aurora borealis seen from the International Space Station
Neon Dichotomies by Patrick Martinez
Currently showing at Known Gallery in LA, Patrick has a broad range of works, but I really dig these neon signs of duality. The message about contradiction being inherent in the nature of man would go nicely in my illegal basement baccarat den.
Distance: 5,000,000 Light Years
On visual inspection M94 appears to be a series of ring like structures. As one of the closest starburst-ringed galaxies it possesses one of the highest optical surface brightness nuclei known.
At its center is a 1400 light year stellar bar which has been an important influence on the overall morphology of the galaxy. Surrounding the central bar is an inner stellar disk with a radius of about 2300 light years. Further out at a radius of about 3500 light years is an almost perfectly circular starburst ring.
destruction breeds creation
creation feeds love
love fuels rage
rage inhibits chaos
chaos leads to destruction