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Vernal Equinox : Spring Planting

by Rob Rey

For me, the spring equinox is a time to reflect on human history and life before science brought us the relatively luxurious lives we lead today. It’s also a time to celebrate the human ingenuity that developed science and our current relative abundance!


Before clocks were common and printed calendars were purchased every December on Amazon.com, the sun, moon and stars were the time keepers we lived our lives by. From the neolithic agricultural revolution about 12,000 years ago until the industrial revolution of the 1800s, when almost everyone’s occupation was farming, they were also vital indicators of the seasons and when to plant the crops that sustained our lives. Poor timing in this regard could have dire consequence, so the skies were watched with great care and imbued with great meaning.


This painting features a subtle ornamental design in the sky to symbolize the daily and annual path of the sun. This is a detailed color study that may become a larger painting at some point.


6″ x 8″
Oil on board

$250 $250

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Art to help make science a more meaningful part of our lives.

Through countless mythological and religious traditions, humanity has proven to have a deep-seated need for awe-inspiring stories and the experience of wonder. With a powerful resonance, these stories provide a framework for understanding where we fit in our communities, and in our cosmos. They can also give a us a feeling of shared connection and participation with the rest of humanity, helping us to show our more caring and compassionate side.

What are the resonant, positive, and awe-inspiring stories of today? How can our expanding scientific knowledge drive our enchantment with the natural world and grow our empathic interests toward our fellow humans? Exploring these questions visually, Rob hopes to promote or create the stories that best help us to achieve these goals.

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