13 x 20 inches
Painted in acrylic over gessoed double thick watercolor board
23x30 inches framed
Interior art for the short story, "Bubbles", by David Brin, published by Bantam Books in the 1987 Byron Preiss hardcover anthology, The Universe. Brin can write, and this is one of his best. Imagine a ship, millions of years old. She is Serena, a Grand Voyager, She is a manufactured being, the size of a small planet, but she is as thoughtful and caring as any organic being. Serena has spent untold eons bringing trade to the farflung cultures of a trillion worlds. Her highways are the intricate network of wormholes which connect the stars and galaxies. It would be at least somewhat correct to say she swims in the vast energy of the stars. Then one day something unthinkable happens. A small miscalculation transports Serena to the spot where the Big Bang took place: the spot from which all matter has receded since the dawn of time. Suddenly she is alone in a vastness beyond comprehension. What fate awaits her? What will she do?
1993 original mixed media painting on gessoed double thick watercolor board. Approximately 13 x 18 inches. Image used as card art for The Star Trek Master Series card #73. Captain Klaa. Four inch triple matting in black metal frame with plexiglass. Klaa is a Klingon and a fearsome warrior. He is Captain of a Klingon Bird of Prey. In many respects, he is an honorable person. He is young and still dedicated to forging his prowess and reputation. Nothing would suit him better than to capture the Federation Starship Enterprise and defeat her Captain, the renowned James Tiberius Kirk, in single combat. In Startrek V: The Final Frontier, Klaa has the opportunity to pursue that dream as he faces Kirk and The Enterprise as the fate of two cultures hangs in the balance.