Don Davis


Space Colony

Space Colony




"One of my earliest Space Colony paintings was based on the giant 'Model 3' cylindrical habitats envisioned by Gerard O'Neill. I imagined the clouds forming at an 'altitude' around the rotation axis. At this time the scene is bathed in the ruddy light of all the sunrises and sunsets on Earth at that moment as the colony briefly enters the Earths shadow, out at the L5 Lagrangian point where stable locations are easily maintained. Oil on canvas panel disposition unknown."



Artist Bio

Don Davis got his start in space art working at the U.S. Geological Survey doing the first Lunar maps while still a teenager. He won an EMMY award for his ground-breaking work in the classic PBS series COSMOS. His work has appeared in Omni, Smithsonian and Natural History. He often illustrated books and articles by the late Carl Sagan.

Visit Don's Public Domain Gallery

Another celestial image, "Cruising over Titan."

Public Domain works done for NASA by artist Don Davis.
This page last updated 7-14-01.
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