Posts Tagged ‘space’

cosmic textures 3

My digital image “Cosmic Textures”  is part of a body of my art that I call “Inner Space”. It is a universe that exist within me that has elements of the universe that the world is part of. I see chaos in this image that may become an orderly universe.

Big Bang theory
Around 13.8 billion years ago, all the matter in the Universe emerged from a single, minute point, or singularity, in a violent burst. This expanded at an astonishingly high rate and temperature, doubling in size every 10-34 seconds, creating space as it rapidly inflated. Within a tiny fraction of a second gravity and all the other forces were formed. Energy changed into particles of matter and antimatter, which largely destroyed each other. But luckily for us some matter survived. Protons and neutrons started to form within the first second; within minutes these protons and neutrons could fuse and form hydrogen and helium nuclei. After 300,000 years, nuclei could finally capture electrons to form atoms, filling the Universe with clouds of hydrogen and helium gas. After around 380,000 years it left behind a bath of photons – the Cosmic Microwave Background that Penzias and Wilson accidentally detected. Within this were tiny ripples of matter that were stretched to enormous sizes during inflation, and in turn these became the seeds for the galaxies and galactic clusters we see today. –

in the beginning

Scientists think that in the earliest moments of the universe, there was no structure to it to speak of, with matter and energy distributed nearly uniformly throughout. According to NASA, the gravitational pull of small fluctuations in the density of matter back then gave rise to the vast web-like structure of stars and emptiness seen today. Dense regions pulled in more and more matter through gravity, and the more massive they became, the more matter they could pull in through gravity, forming stars, galaxies and larger structures known as clusters, superclusters, filaments and walls, with “great walls” of thousands of galaxies reaching more than a billion light years in length. Less dense regions did not grow, evolving into area of seemingly empty space called voids.



In creation from chaos myth, initially there is nothing but a formless, shapeless expanse. In these stories the word “chaos” means “disorder”, and this formless expanse, which is also sometimes called a void or an abyss, contains the material with which the created world will be made. Chaos may be described as having the consistency of vapor or water, dimensionless, and sometimes salty or muddy. These myths associate chaos with evil and oblivion, in contrast to “order” (cosmos) which is the good. The act of creation is the bringing of order from disorder, and in many of these cultures it is believed that at some point the forces preserving order and form will weaken and the world will once again be engulfed into the abyss.  One example is the Genesis creation myth from the first chapter of the Book of Genesis.
My painting shown above is 36″ wide by 29″ high and is oil on canvas print . I created a digital image in Photoshop and then had it printed on canvas. I applied oil paint over the digital canvas print. I originally named it Inner Space 18 , but am now calling it Creation from Chaos.

formation 2

When God began creating the heaven and the earth was at first a shapeless, chaotic mass,      Genesis 1,2

This image is from a body of my art that I call Inner Space, that I have been creating, first as a digital image and sometimes from the digital image I have  made a canvas print. I then paint over the print with oil paint.
This oil paint on canvas print is 29.5 ” wide by 30″ high.

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I’ve been working on this digital image this week, which will be added to my “Inner Space” series of paintings. I’ve been working on this series for several years and have posted many of digital and traditional paintings from this series. 

detail of inner space 12-18

detail of Inner Space painting 12-18

Reproductions of several of my Inner Space paintings can be purchased on  Several family members have had my Inner Space paintings reproduced on their cell  phone cases.


This digital painting “Stars” is part of my “Inner Space” series


I’m working on this digital painting “Formation” which will be part of my “Inner Space” series.

color fun 2

I had fun tonight creating this digital image. John Dyess

Dynamic Shape

This is one of my digital images that was fun for me to to create. John Foster Dyess 12 3 17

Inner Space 7 final

“Global Warming” by John Foster Dyess 

This image started as a combination of digital photographs, I took of several objects and scans of textures I created. I combined the photographs and textures in the software Photoshop. I began to see various forms in my Photoshop creation and enhanced these forms using Photoshop brushes.
After I had completed my digital image I had it printed on canvas and using oil paint I glazed over the print. I have painted shapes and forms like I would if I were viewing ,with my eyes, a landscape. The difference is that this landscape painting exists in my brain.My original title was Inner Space 7, which I changed recently to Global Warming. I think the painting was speaking to me.

Global warming detail 1

This is a detail from the painting. I thought about the threat to coral reefs by,over fishing,destructive pollution,and global warming.


This part of the painting reminded me of hurricanes,and the change in recent weather patterns.

creature in distress

I see a distressed ocean creature in this detail.

art prints of this painting and other prints of my art can be purchased at