My latest painting is of one of my heroes - Carl Sagan. He's been a source of knowledge, love, and inspiration for me and so I thought I'd finally paint him, because that's what I do - I paint things/people that make me happy.
I was originally going to do a simple portrait of him without a background but that idea changed as I started to paint and my mind began to wander. I thought a lot about the Voyager 1 which holds the Voyager Golden Records that Sagan selected the contents for. I thought about how far away the Voyager is from us (it is the farthest space craft from Earth!) and how far away Sagan seems to be especially at times like these when everything seems to be going wrong in the world.
It's important to revisit his loving words every now and then.