A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall

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From the song, A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan, this painting comments on the hypothesis proposed by planetary scientist David Grinspoon, that intelligent and technologically advanced beings are likely to ultimately destroy themselves. It is proposed that this is the reason we have yet to detect advanced life anywhere else in the cosmos, despite years of searching through projects like SETI. Along with creativity, prowess and the ability to communicate through radio waves, intelligence brings with it an inherent instinct for unsustainable expansion and unintentional self-destruction. The painting depicts the rise of Man in the form of an ascending DNA ‘ladder’, ultimately raining back to earth as dead skulls in an apocalyptic conflagration. This is an original free-hand painting carried out on a Wacom graphics tablet.


Canvas or Acrylic? 

Your commission can be printed onto high quality 100% cotton canvas, stretched over the finest genuine artists stretcher bars complete with stretching wedges ready for you to hang. 

If you prefer ultra-modern acrylic, your painting will be printed using a lavish 12 colour print process. The special photographic vinyl used is skilfully bonded to the reverse of a 10mm super glossy cast clear Perspex panel with flame polished edges.

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Additional information


Acrylic, Canvas


16×12 (inches), 32×24 (inches)

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