These images are influenced by photographs taken by Earth-observing
science satellites managed by NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS).
The unusual glimpses of the earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns,
shapes, colors and textures of the land, oceans, ice and atmosphere
inspired me to re-create them on canvas with paint and mixed media. All
of these images are available as high-quality, giclee prints on
canvas, with no loss of detail. They can be purchased framed or
unframed. Please contact Marjorie for prices.
My introduction to earth art
While visiting the Mall of America in the summer of 2011, I happened upon a display by the US Geological Survey. I was entranced by the beautiful images of earth taken from environmental satellites used for scientific research. Instruments on these satellites measure light outside of the visible range and produce images that reveal features and patterns not always visible to the naked eye.The result is a glimpse of earth never seen before, with captivating colors and textures.
Inspired, I came home and began what was to become a body of more than paintings and mixed media pieces using watercolor, acrylic, oil paints, tissue paper, and string, among other various textural elements. The first painting I did was the Kamchatka Peninsula, and I am still producing more pieces each week, including images taken by drones. These original paintings are available for sale (as available), as well as high-quality museum-quality prints for immediate use in your home or gallery. Please contact me for pricing information.
For further information about this project, please follow this link: NASA "Earth As Art"