Precarious Position
Oil on Birch
24" x 36"

This painting is about the cycle of creation and destruction. Trihydrogen cations are the most abundant molecular ions in interstellar space. Created by collisions with cosmic rays exciting hydrogen molecules into a positive ionic charge. In their destruction create water, carbon, and photons, aiding newly formed stars in their cooling process. The simplest element in the universe and one of the most powerful!