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Passage: The Avatar by Michael Whelan

Passage: The Avatar by Michael Whelan

PASSAGE: THE AVATAR (1988) by Michael Whelan
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Acrylic on Canvas - 48" x 48"
Initially inspired by a few notes from a Pink Floyd instrumental track, THE AVATAR came to Michael while he was floating in a sensory deprivation tank. He was seeking "mental breathing space" and wanted to create a focal point in his home for meditation, a window into another state of mind.

The first work in his Passage series, it was used as the cover for the mass-market edition of THE ART OF MICHAEL WHELAN and remains one of his most popular paintings.
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Finally - my favorite Whelan piece - the first I ever saw.  It graced the cover of his book, which was at the place where I had my first job.  I still have the book. :)  This is also the first signed and numbered print I ever bought of his and it hangs in a place of honor in our home.

The scale here is what really does it for me - I can imagine walking on those stones.  

Ghost in the Shell; a GIF

Ghost in the Shell; a GIF

Passage: The Red Step by Michael Whelan

Passage: The Red Step by Michael Whelan