“Planet Neptune ”
Medium: Acrylic,Glitter, Resin
Neptune, the eighth planet from the sun is the smallest ice giant in our solar system. Due to the planet's distance from Earth Neptune was an unknown planet to ancient civilizations, not being visible using their naked eye. Neptune possesses a dark blue spot within its southern hemisphere. Neptune’s dark spot is a vigorous storm that produces the most powerful winds recorded by any other planet. Measuring winds uptown 1,500 miles per hour. This artwork measures 16x16 and is circular. refer to the second image to see actual size within a room.
Neptune was originally named Le Verrier, after the French mathematician and founder Urban JosephLe Verrier. The blue planet named Le Verrier was not critically accepted by the astrological community resulting in the planet's name change to Neptune. Neptune’s blue color contributed to its renaming after the Roman god of the sea. Neptune like Uranus blue color is a result of red light absorption from the sun by Neptune’s methane atmosphere and blue light emissions being released into space.