PASSAGE: THE AVATAR (1988) by Michael Whelan

http://www.michaelwhelan.com

Acrylic on Canvas – 48" x 48"
Initially inspired by a few notes from a Pink Floyd instrumental track, THE AVATAR came to Michael while he was floating in a sensory deprivation tank. He was seeking "mental breathing space" and wanted to create a focal point in his home for meditation, a window into another state of mind.

The first work in his Passage series, it was used as the cover for the mass-market edition of THE ART OF MICHAEL WHELAN and remains one of his most popular paintings.
(snipped from website)
——————————————————–

Finally – my favorite Whelan piece – the first I ever saw.  It graced the cover of his book, which was at the place where I had my first job.  I still have the book. :)  This is also the first signed and numbered print I ever bought of his and it hangs in a place of honor in our home.

The scale here is what really does it for me – I can imagine walking on those stones.  

PASSAGE: THE AVATAR (1988) by Michael Whelan

http://www.michaelwhelan.com

Acrylic on Canvas – 48″ x 48″
Initially inspired by a few notes from a Pink Floyd instrumental track, THE AVATAR came to Michael while he was floating in a sensory deprivation tank. He was seeking “mental breathing space” and wanted to create a focal point in his home for meditation, a window into another state of mind.

The first work in his Passage series, it was used as the cover for the mass-market edition of THE ART OF MICHAEL WHELAN and remains one of his most popular paintings.
(snipped from website)
———————————————————-

Finally – my favorite Whelan piece – the first I ever saw.  It graced the cover of his book, which was at the place where I had my first job.  I still have the book. :)  This is also the first signed and numbered print I ever bought of his and it hangs in a place of honor in our home.

The scale here is what really does it for me – I can imagine walking on those stones.  

Google+: Reshared 33 times
Google+: View post on Google+

22 thoughts on “PASSAGE: THE AVATAR (1988) by Michael Whelan

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>