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The Source Of Intelligent Life - Earth By Alan Bean

By Alan Bean

The Source of Intelligent Life - Earth by Alan Bean

As I looked at our beautiful planet Earth from our small Command Module windows, I thought of all the humans that were out there living their lives on that little blue and white ball. It just did not seem possible that the tens of thousands of people I had seen at sporting events and on TV and at shopping malls and driving around in their cars, much less the 6.4 billion that are alive on our planet right now, could really be hanging on to that tiny sphere so that they wouldn't fly off into outer space.

As we look at my painting we can see the west coast of Africa to the right just turning into night. And to think, most scientists now believe that all of us humans are direct descendants of a single woman in Africa several hundred thousand years ago. Even those as far away as South America which we can see just coming over the western horizon. Her descendants have journeyed far from Africa to make their homes all over our planet. Her offspring have created the modern world, and all that we have now."

I'll bet during her probably brief and difficult and dangerous life she looked up at the brightest light in the night sky and wondered what it was, never imagining that her children might visit there someday. My guess is that she thanked her lucky stars for that soft bright moon light as it helped her avoid the wild animals and human predators that inhabited her difficult and dangerous world." ~ Alan Bean

Prior to painting the image, Bean covers the surface on which he will work with a texturing material. He then uses exact replicas of his Moon boots to make footprints across this surface to replicate the Apollo boot prints remaining on the moon today. Next he uses the same geology hammer he worked with on the Apollo 12 mission to dig into the painting’s surface. Finally, a sharp edged bit from one of the core tubes is used to make round indentations in the surface. All of these come to amazing 3-dimensional life in this striking Fine Art Edition.

It going to be hard to believe that you haven’t purchased the original when you hang your fine art textured canvas of "The Source of Intelligent Life." The Greenwich Workshop’s reputation has been built on our exacting standards and this is as exacting a Fine Art Edition as possible. Each canvas is signed by legendary Apollo 12 astronaut, moonwalker and artist Captain Alan Bean, each a work of art, each a historic document, each your own personal connection to traveling in space. Own a Fine Art Textured Canvas by astronaut and explorer Alan Bean and you will never look at the Moon the same way again.

The Source of Intelligent Life - Earth by Alan Bean is available for sale as a signed and numbered limited edition giclee canvas. They have a 18 x 24 image size and are priced at $1,350 unframed. LOW SUPPLY!

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Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Giclee Canvas 18 x 24 Image Size Artist Proof $1,350.00

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