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Roger Ferragallo

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Panspermia_in_the_veil_of_her_moon_1
Panspermia In The Veil Of Her Moon, 2009 Digital-art-painting 34" X 26" © roger ferragallo
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Spiral Choreography in the Biocosm, 2009 Digital-art-painting 18 X 24 Inches © roger ferragallo
Ferragallor_saturnalia_hexagonus
Saturnalia Hexagonus, 2009 Digital-art-painting 18 X 24 © roger ferragallo
Ferragallor_the_muon_enigma
The Muon Enigma, 2009 Digital-art-painting 18 X 28 Inches © roger ferragallo
Cosmic_tree_of_life_2009
Cosmic Tree Of Life 2.0, 2009 Digital-art-painting 360 X 180 Inches (546 Mega-pixel Digital Mural) © roger Ferragallo
Panspermia_in_the_veil_of_her_moon_1
Panspermia In The Veil Of Her Moon, 2008 Digital-art-painting 34 X 28 Inches © roger ferragallo
We_are_star_dust_2009x
We Are Star Dust, 2009 Digital-art-painting 40 X 14.6 Inches © roger ferragallo
The_universe_knew_we_we_were_coming
The Universe Knew We Were Coming, 2004 Digital-art-painting (venue-princeton) 216 X 108 Inches (digital Mural 20+ Megapixels)
Ferragallor_spiral_choreography_in_the_biocosm2
Spiral Choreography in the Biocosm, 2009 Digital-art-painting 18 X 24 Inches © roger ferragallo
Ferragallor_saturnalia_hexagonus
Saturnalia Hexagonus, 2009 Digital-art-painting 18 X 24 Inches
Ferragallor_the_muon_enigma
The Muon Enigma, 2009 Digital-art-painting 18 X 24 Inches © roger ferragallo
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NovaGenesis, 1994 Digital-art-painting 32 X 26 Inches © roger ferragallo
Anthropogenesis
AnthropoGenesis, 1993 Digital-art-painting 28 X 22 © roger ferragallo
Soul_of_the_white_ant___97
Soul Of The White Ant, 1997 Digital-art-painting 28 X 22 Inches © roger ferragallo
Strange_attractors_in_the_quantum_sea
Strange Attractors In The Quantum Sea, 1996 Digital-art-painting (light Box Transparency) 28 X 21 Inches © roger ferragallo
The_reaper_of_time___93
The Reaper of Time, 1993 Digital-art-painting 28 X 21 Inches © roger ferragallo
The_reality_of_infinite_being___96
The Reality of Infinite Being, 1996 Digital-art-painting 28 X 22 Inches © roger ferragallo
Panspermia_in_the_veil_of_her_moon_1
Panspermia In The Veil Of Her Moon, 2009 Digital Painting 34 X 26 Inches © roger ferragallo
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The Muon Enigma © Courtesy of the artist & The New York Hall of Science
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Mill Valley, California
Birth year
1923
Lives in
El Sobrante
Works in
El Sobrante
Tags
cosmic, Art, digital, art-painting, stereoscopic, traditional, and, cosmology, realism, surrealism, abstract
Statement

Having all but abandoned traditional pigment, dye and ink, I find myself dazzled by a computer digital medium that allows me to paint with electrons streaming in rainbows of infinite light in a space as alive as the atmosphere itself.  The affordable computer with its' growing body of software tools is unprecedented because together they form a light speed synaptic medium which allows one to create, modify, change, store, capture, scan and infinitely model in real time whatever the mind can conjure.  I can think of no medium past or present that coalesces so many powerful artistic tools within arms reach.  My subject matter draws upon the fact that we are at a momentous juncture in human history.  We are at the dawn of staggering change driven by new physics, astronomy, biology and neuroscience and artists cannot ignore the extraordinary cosmic view of the universe being revealed today.  A new subject matter is at hand that demands our participation.

RELEASE: 2009

WORLDS LARGEST DIGITAL PAINTING DEBUTS ON WORLDS LARGEST COMPUTERIZED SCREEN

The HIPerSpace 286,720,000 pixel screen (Calit2) at UC San Diego measuring 31.8 x 7.9 feet was a remarkable one-of-a-kind display solution for artist Roger Ferragallo who recently debued his massive 546,000,000 pixel painting, "Cosmic Tree Of Life 2,0" (CTOL).

Underway since 2004 the CTOL2.0 painting, "is a work in progress and will continue for the forseeable future", Ferragallo explains. The object in producing a continuing work of such scale is driven by the artist's belief that emerging new physics and Hubble galactic subject matter being revealed today by science and astronomy has overtaken our centuries old view of the universe. In the artist's words, "I paint with digital light and scale because we are witness today to a profoundly staggering view of mankind's place in a colossal universe of unparalleled scale and splendor". YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awkGbvBz301

"My object in producing such a work of scale" the artist tells us, "derives from my interest in science and has driven me as an artist to view how profoundly connected we are to a vast fine-tuned universe that has in the past 75 years, overtaken our centuries old view of our place in the cosmos". Furthermore he foresees an era when artists will revisit the splendid cosmic visions of Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling and great Cathedral works of Correggio and others with works that speak to the awesome discoveries being revealed today in physics, astronomy, biology and neuroscience.

CTOL is also currently being exhibited live and interactively at GIGAPAN.COM, a web project develped by Carnegie Mellon University with partners Google Earth, NASA Ames and National Geographic. GIGAPAN is a global project that invites high resolution photographic panoramas from around the world. They invited CTOL because of it's uniqueness and scale as a high resolution digital fine art painting: http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=868