Description Title: 'AVFTEOTMWG #21, EDIT L'.Creation Date: 18 September 2019Copyright 2019 Nawfal JohnsonAll Rights Reserved.The Galaxy: Milky Way.Series: 'A View from the Edge of the Milky Way Galaxy.' (2018 - 2019) You can buy a museum-quality print of this Artwork from my Imagekind sales gallery website, just click on the following link :https://www.imagekind.com/AVFTEOTMWG-21-EDIT-L_art?imid=b74b9071-74a3-4118-9b5c-5d1d76f766ab'The term Milky Way is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the Greek (galaxas kklos, 'milky circle'). From Earth, the Milky Way appears as a band because its disk-shaped structure is viewed from within. Galileo Galilei first resolved the band of light into individual stars with his telescope in 1610. Until the early 1920s, most astronomers thought that the Milky Way contained all the stars in the Universe....The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter between 150,000 and 200,000 light-years (ly). It is estimated to contain 100400 billion stars. There are probably at least 100 billion planets in the Milky Way. The Solar System is located within the disk, 26,490 ( 100) light-years from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of the Orion Arm, one of the spiral-shaped concentrations of gas and dust. The stars in the innermost 10,000 light-years form a bulge and one or more bars that radiate from the bulge. The galactic center is an intense radio source known as Sagittarius A*, likely a supermassive black hole of 4.100 ( 0.034) million solar masses.'Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_WayTags:#ScienceFictionPhotography, #space, #universe, #galaxy, #solarsystem, #stars, #planets, #edge, #MilkyWay, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #Abstractionist, #AbstractExpressionism, #Hubble, #galacticcenter, #Shapley, #Curtis, #GreatDebate, #AlphaQuadrant, #Astronomy, #vialactea, #galaxaskklos, #RedGiants, #SpaceRocks, #Cosmic, #Golden, #harmony, #Photography, #cosmology, #Photography, #Art,
Nawfal Johnson Nur, Penang, Malaysia Member Since September 2006 Artist Statement IMAGEKIND: ARTIST BIO — Nawfal Johnson Nur — My Photographist Beginnings: When I pick up my camera...when I compose the subjects in the frame...and, when I plan and set up my lighting, I have one thing in mind: To take a better photograph than the last time.
I have been using a camera as a hobbyist since I was 12 years old, and then as a freelance professional (starting in 1998).
Photography is a Madness for Me — My Work: I have been a long-time Freelance Stage & Dance Photographer; nevertheless, I focus much of my energy designing fine art Abstract, and, Abstract Expressionism Photography. I also design SMOKE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY, and that is the art style I focused on in my 2011 book, titled, ETHEREAL DREAMS and HOPE.
I create and design fine art, abstract photographs of my own abstract expressionism paintings. I also design many of my abstract artworks from photographs I capture out in the urban environment as I walk around, investigating and photographing things I see in detail.
As an artist, I love working with alcohol-based permanent ink, acrylic paints, art pens, and watercolour pencils. However, my finished art pieces are usually photographs.
Art is a madness for me because I must be working on new artwork all the time — I must be doing artwork even IF I feel like hell, and IF I'm thinking my life is being pulled into a Black Hole. I must still be doing photography or working on one or more pen artworks, whether I am in a state of happiness, or in a state of despair. Art and Photography are an integral part of my life.
My Artistic Influences: My main artistic influences are Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. As for photographic influences, I have always drawn inspiration from Carl Fischer, and Andreas Feininger. Depending on my mood, I draw a lot of inspiration from listening to music as I work. Presently, my favourite Classical music is from Vivaldi and Bach. If I'm not listening to Classical, I get energy from Very Heavy Metal groups, for example, Fallujah, Jinger, and Sylosis.
I was born in 1965, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and in 1994, I moved to Penang Island, Malaysia.