The original large scale painting is a 4′ by 26′ mural on canvas that is displayed at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California. It was created by artists B. E. Johnson and Joy Day who were commissioned to illustrate all of the locations in the Universe where the different classes of meteorites originated from. This breathtaking panorama originally came into being as a digital image. The full size traditional media image was then painted over many months on a continuous sheet of canvas that scrolled across a custom jig.
The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, near Johnson Space Center, Texas, holds an International Digital Science and Technology Art competition each year, sponsored by Scientific American magazine, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Reliant Energy. The digital study of ‘The Origin of Meteorites’ was entered and won third place in an impressive collection of entries from all over the globe.