Reach For The Stars

Piece description from the artist

It was a sunny day in Jamaica; I sat on my veranda (porch) gazing into the heavens. My mind racing with ideas of landing on the surface of mars, I was now a hero, my name would be remembered forever. I had just watched a show on T.V. that covered the first moon landing, that was the first time I heard the name Neil Armstrong. For me it represented the pinnacle of human ingenuity it set a new bar for what we could achieve. As I got older and reality set in, and my passions changed I slowly abandoned my visions of grandeur of leaving the planet earth for a once in a lifetime adventure. However the ideas remained with me to this day, reach for the stars, set your mind to goal and never stop till you achieve it. For when that moment arrives you will have no regrets. When I heard the news of Neil Armstrong’s passing, it affected me. I realized that one of childhood idols had passed; it was not just about a celebrity passing or about showing shock and sadness to show face and appear to be in the know. For me it was a realization that the torch had passed, our generation must leave something behind. I decided to work on this art piece as a tribute to one of my heroes as well as a reminder to me that anything is possible. Rest In Peace Neil Armstrong.

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About Jan Morris

Georgetown, TX

Jan Leigh Morris aka J.L. is an artist, a creative professional. He has a passion for many forms of art; he has created films, documentaries, photography graphics, websites, and traditional art. After years of soul searching Jan has come to the realization that he can't simply label himself as merely a "photographer" or "artist”, He loves being creative and whatever he is in the mood for is what he does.

Jan spent his early childhood in Jamaica W.I. where he learned a lot. After graduating from Hunter College in New York he moved to Minnesota and began to freelance on projects, last year he co- founded 4951 Films LLC where he continues to work. Thanks for stopping by- Jan's one wish is that his work inspires you, that it makes you think, that it makes you smile.

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