I was never a little girl who wanted to grow up to be a ballerina, a princess, or an actress. Nope, about third or fourth grade I went through my very own “what-I-want-to-be-when-I-grow-up” phase. The careers I most considered were marine biology, meteorology, and astronomy. Yeah, I was a bit of a freak child. Though I went on to do none of those things, I still have a deep fascination for the sciences, especially astronomy. Have you ever seen any of the images sent back by the Hubble telescope?! They’re like massive, richly colored paintings, displays of color and light out in the great vastness of space. Anyway, I was inspired to create a piece based on those miracles of space, namely nebulae, where, quite often, birth is given to new stars.