Scientific visions: Local artist looks to the stars for inspiration

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By Matt Gunn

Though stargazing is often associated with daydreaming, looking to the skies has become a very useful practice for local artist Michael Carroll.

A writer, painter and digital artist, Carroll finds joy in the cosmos, a place where, for him, creativity and science collide. His most recent project, a book called “Space Art: How to Draw and Paint Planets, Moons, and Landscapes of Alien Worlds,” is a means of sharing his passion. In it is insight into drawing sparse, unfamiliar environments, and there’s even a little science mixed in as well.

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