Welcome to a place of vision and beauty. Welcome to the world of space art.
Ron, you have some strong opinions on Arthur's work that I think are a bit too strongly stated. Arthur's Cosmic Dancer work, like many other early works in a field or genre is not perfect. I think the point is that he was striving to explore the unique environment of microgravity and had enough chutzpah to get the work on a space station. Like MANY works that I have put forth, I wish I could have done better or have anticipated an outcome or opportunity better. I personally not a great fan of non-objective sculpture and have therefore not developed the ability to evaluate it in the proper context. I think your work doesn't have much of this sort of work represented either. I'm pretty cautious in critiquing something that I don't understand fully. I know there is also some political wrangling going on between the abstract/non objective, the sci fi/fantasy and the astronomically accurate artists. With your stylus and paintbrush firmly planted in the latter, I think you are falling prey to a bit of this bias. I believe that if we don't try to create some unity among these groups we will be forever peripheral to the mainstream art community. Oops I gotta go, the shopkeeper needs her soapbox back.