"Hermus Vallis" ● Acrylic Painting ● (SOLD)

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Description: As an artist, one is constantly looking for inspiration; And inspiration came to me from millions of miles away ... Mars, to be exact.

I've always loved astronomy and science fiction. "Hermus Vallis" is the scientific name given to a geologic area in Mars in the Cerebrus hemisphere. The name originally came from the classical name for a river in ancient Lydia (modern Turkey).

Of course, I took plenty of artistiic liberty with this piece and imagined a giant, lava-like, deep red hued river cutting its way through the rough terrain of Mars. The artwork is very abstract and can of course be whatever you imagine. Whether you love the variation of deep red tones or the heavy textural elements, this artwork has plenty of visual appeal and will offer an endless array of opportunities to contemplate its affect on the viewer.

Elements Used: Acrylic paints and a thick archival gloss varnish on a stretched canvas gallery wrap frame. The 1.5" deep sides are painted in black for that finished framed look. Unless you desire one, there is no need for a frame. The painting is ready to hang and display with pride.


Size & Weight: 40" Wide x 30" High x 1.5" Deep. Weighs about 10 pounds (weighs more when shipped).

Signed Certificate of Authenticity: This is an original one-of-a-kind work of art.  This artwork will include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). The COA will include pertinent information about the artwork and my signature.

Ready to Hang & Display: This artwork will arrive ready to hang with all mounting hardware attatched and appropriate gallery quality drywall hooks for your wall.

Please Note: The sample image(s) have been compressed for optimal web download and do not do full justice to viewing the artwork in person. Slight color variations may also be a factor due to color variations from monitor to monitor -- Best efforts are made to take clear photographs of each piece for your review.



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  • 5
    Amazing Painting!

    Posted by agw on 26th Oct 2012

    What we love about this painting is how Hugo Cruz describes the meaning behind it. When I look at it, I can't help but think of the outer space-like description he writes about and I find myself looking at the painting as if I was staring into the sky wondering about the universe. His paintings represent more than just abstract work, but actually hold some deeper and interesting stellar meaning. Really love it! We have purchased several of his works and will always admire them!