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“Omega Nebula”


The Omega Nebula attracts the eye, drawing the spectator into the drama of a new interstellar world. In Snowden’s rhythmic bronze, star-beds and streams of nebulous vapor surround man like fireworks, giving rise to humankind within the creative web of life.

M.L. Snowden’s newest sculpture collection, the Nebulae Trilogy, presents three important works entitled the Omega Nebula, the Orion Nebula and the Muses. In these bronzes, figurative elements are built at quarter-life scale in an interrelationship that creates a brilliant new dimensional experience. In each of these works, Snowden considers the birthplace of stars – the nebulae - to be related to the formation of humankind and the origins of earth. As Snowden observes, “The monumental energies of the cosmos and stars are not dislocated from our own human powers.” Where abstract science seeks to describe physical reality, Snowden’s art explores the forces of imagination, emotion, and humanitarian potential.

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