UFO Christmas

UFO Christmas

The image above was shared with me without any attribution, and I do love it, but I wondered where it came from. I was able to find the original painting, sans UFO and alien, on scores of sites dedicated to pushing wallpaper, but none of them identified the artist or the title of the work.

Barnes Original 2

Eventually I found similar work, with the artist’s signature, and determined at last that the original piece was “O Christmas Tree” (1992) by Jesse Barnes, “The Light Painter.” I’m sure the revised image with the flying saucer is not what Barnes had in mind, but its inclusion does suggest a different storyline.