“Starlight Captured" follows a recurring theme throughout Greg Mort’s painting. His love for astronomical imagery combined with a surreal juxtaposition of objects. Here we find a traditional representation of a five-pointed star, brought down from the heavens and bound to a pedestal. An astronomer’s dream come true. To have a distant Sun brought to Earth for a close-up examination. “The fact that the subject is held fast by ropes gives the star an animated quality,” says Mort. “A little bit like the character in 'Gulliver’s Travels' entangled by his captors." This vision also reminds us of the human desire to possess objects, exhibit them, with reverence, in a museum.
The original watercolor painting of "Starlight Captured" is in a private art collection. The overall image size of the limited edition four color lithograph of "Starlight Captured" is 18" X 24". It was printed on museum quality Mohawk Superfine eighty pound paper by the fine artisans of Westland Printers in Burtonsville, Maryland. Each piece is individually hand titled, numbered and signed by the artist. "Starlight Captured" was published in a limited edition of only three hundred.