Sun Ra, the free-thinking jazz pianist and conductor, was famous for his cosmic philosophy and otherworldly sounds. He led many variations of his Arkestra through the years and recorded over 100 albums during his lifetime. I wanted to honor his legacy so I gave him a blue-at-dusk background to represent his love of outer space.
This original, one-of-a-kind portrait was created with Derwent graphite and Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol board. The image measures 8x10 and is unframed.