Habitot is based in Berkeley CA. They commissioned me in 2001 to paint this space mural for their space exhibit. I really enjoyed painting this on such a large canvas. I was pregnant with my second during this time so it was quite the challenge! My intention was to not make any black space actually black. So the black areas are made of many colors. Difficult to see in any photograph. It was a little disheartening to see it in the space at the museum as they stuck the glow in the dark stars on the canvas! A learning moment to keep calm!