Art that brings space and soul together
Alaska Rises 11x14 oil on paper; 2021 – Alaska’s own Pacific Spaceport on Kodiak retains the raw natural beauty of Alaska with access to space unavailable at other launch facilities because of its latitude, while providing access to high-tech jobs for some Alaskans. The Kodiak Alaska site offers many striking opportunities for Alaskans to witness space launches in their own backyard. #pacificspaceport #kodiaklaunchsite #kodiakalaska #bison
Silenced Nevermore 11x11 pastel on digital print; SOLD; 2020 - Women's Vote 100th Anniversary piece. 2020 marked the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote. Protecting their voice, their vote; women will never cede this right. This piece brings that legacy forward, as women continue to play a leading and critical role in how we expand out, to become a space-faring civilization. #shevotes #womensrights #rbg #equalrights #humanstomars
One Step Closer - 9x14 oil and pastel on paper; 2021 - With each failed attempt we gain understanding that takes us one step closer to our goal. Here, SpaceX’s Starship SN9 lies on the landing pad after a ‘nail-biter’ landing, another skyward leap and an explosion. Starship SN9 was but one of many “failed launches of the Starship. Several in a row ending quickly on flames and explosions. Never giving up, SpaceX simply took a deep breath, gathered data, and moved on to better and better attempts leading to inevitable success. #spacex #dearmoon #elonmusk #bocachica #humanstomars #starship #NASAartemis
SOLD - The Touch of Apollo 8x11 graphite on paper; ; 2018 - In reaching out into space, we expanded our understanding of where we came from. We experience what is known as the “Overview Effect”, a phenomenon experienced by many astronauts who come back to Earth forever deeply changed. Here we see an astronaut touching Apollo with ‘earthrise’ in the background. #NASA #spacex #humanstomars #newspacerace #artemisprogram
SOLD - Perseverance Rover 8x11; oil on paper; 2021- Our most recent Mars Rover, Perseverance, comes in for a breathtaking and technically challenging landing on Mars. It is the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world. NASA used the impressive Sky Crane to help lower Perseverance in for a safe landing, in a maneuver only used once before. #PerseveranceRover
Spirit of NASA 10x14 pastel on digital print; 2020 - NASA's historic 16 foot wide wind-tunnel saw (and tested) it all, from World War I aircraft through Mercury, Gemini and Apollo crafts and rockets, - even through to the advent of the space shuttle program; the Spirit of NASA lived within its walls. #NASA #spacex #humanstomars #newspacerace #artemisprogram
Defiance 11x11; oil on paper; 2021- To this day, possibly the most beautiful rocket ever designed, the Soyuz here mightily leaves Earth toward space in bone-shaking defiance of gravity. Truly a testament to the human will. The Soyuz provided America with access to space in the gap between the Space Shuttle era and the SpaceX Falcon era, it is still in use after nearly 60 years. #Soyuz #ISS #roscosmos #spacelaunch
Orion Splash-down; 10x15 oil and pastel on board; 2021 – NASA Langley’s historic gantry has launched, hurled, and slammed planes, space capsules, and yes, even astronauts, over the decades. The latest space capsule has been the soon to be flown Orion; shown here raising quite a splash. This capsule was part of the first vision for NASA’s Space Launch System; still in the works; still proceeding forward. #artemisprogram #orion #moontomars
SOLD - Comet 67B 10x10 pigment marker and pastel on board; 2020 – Some of the first images of a comet beamed back to earth were of a “snowstorm” on Comet 69B thanks to ESA’s Rosetta Mission. Here we see an image of the comet that is other-worldly, yet hauntingly familiar. We are still trying to better understand comets, often credited for bringing water to Earth in its formative years. #rosettamission #esa #comet67b
SOLD - Humanity Ascends 14x18; oil on paper with Mars dust. (Cert. of Authenticity for the Mars dust transfers); 2021- It is when we reach to extend our reach to the stars, to elevate ourselves, that we glimpse the divine and fulfill one our greater purposes. Here our astronaut reaches toward a light in a swirl of Martian dust. #MarsAstronaut
Apollo 4's Grand Entry 9x14 graphite on digital print; 2019 - The launch of Apollo 4 was the 1st launch of the Saturn V that would take us to the moon. Miles away in the hardened block house window panes trembled in their frames, while the ceiling began to come apart. Vibrations from the Florida launch were picked up as far away as New York. #Apollo #SaturnV #moontomars #NASA
Moon Base Alpha 14x22; graphite on paper; 2017 – An oasis of humanity on the sterile lunar landscape...When we establish a base on the moon it will likely be in domes above and/or below the lunar surface #moondome #geodesicdome #Moondome #Moonbase #Mooncolony #space1999 #DearMoon #Artemis #NASAartemis
Visions of Awe 11x14 graphite on paper; 2019 - Visions of space stations, lunar gateways, moon missions, moon bases, mars missions and mars colonies... all revealed in John Glenn's visor as he envisions the future. Our astronauts were active players in humanity’s reach for the stars, and as such shared the vision for the future that was part of our reach for the stars. #NASA #spacex #humanstomars #newspacerace #johnglenn #artemisprogram
Lunch at Langley; 11x14 oil on paper; 2021- Inspired from a first-ever media tour “backstage” at NASA Langleys wind-tunnel complex – complete with a tour of the turbine farm that powers the powerful tunnels, including the one seen in the epic motion picture “Hidden Figures”. Here a technician breaks for lunch near one of the many behemoth turbines. These tunnels can move air at as much as three times the speed of sound. When allowed inside the tunnel during a low-speed test, the instructions to me were “get low, and hold on to something!” #NASAwindtunnel #NASAlangley #spaceprogram
Digging to the Stars – An Iconic Bit of Lore and Longing 18” x 24” - Oil and pencil on paper As a young man Tombaugh manifested his grit and determination. Finances weren’t allowing him to go on to college so he created his own opportunities. Bright, talented and driven, a young Tombaugh began making his own telescopes. To refine his ever more accurate telescopes he needed to perform the Foucault Knife Edge Test which requires perfect stillness and dark. What he needed was very deep, very long, covered pit. On the family rented property, under the excuse of digging a root cellar, Clyde dug, with pick and shovel, a 24ft by 7ft by 8ft pit. With better and better telescopes, Clyde was able to make observational notes and drawings that won him a position at Lowell Observatory… without even having attended college. Tombaugh’s drive and longing to extend our vision and understanding out to the edge of our solar system embodies all that is wondrous in the human spirit.
Apollo11-Tense Landing 8x11 graphite on paper; 2019 - Zipping by, searching for a safe landing spot Armstrong landed with only 16 sec.s of fuel left! In the window, Neil in his helmet & the reflection of the control panel with the fuel alarm & program 1202 alarm (the 1202 alarm indicating navigation computer overload). Reflected in the rolled up window shield is Neil's hand on the control, taking the lunar module in for a white- knuckle landing. Capcom responded to Armstrong's "the Eagle has landed" with "thanks, you had a lot of guys turning blue down here." #NASA #spacex #humanstomars #newspacerace #artemisprogram
Engineer Atlas 11x17; graphite sketch; 2017- The unsung heroes of the Apollo program were the engineers handed the task of figuring out how to get us to the moon, safely land us, and return us. Here an engineer with his slide rule takes on his shoulders Atlas’ burden of the moon. #Apolloprogram #NASAapollo #NASAengineer #sliderule #Atlas
Finding Opportunity 10x10 oil on paper; 2020- When rover Opportunity ‘died’, legions of fans from around the globe mourned the loss as they would for a dear friend. This concept piece illustrates our finding and uncovering a dust-covered Opportunity. One priority in any development of Mars will be preserving historic sites. Finding and preserving the rover Opportunity will surely be one of these. This piece brings color and mood to the original sketch #NASA #spacex #humanstomars #newspacerace #artemisprogram
SOLD - Luna Beckons; 10x14 oil on paper; $245; 2021- Our nearest celestial neighbor has been our muse and night illumination throughout human history. Here she calls to us, we may yet visit her once more. Be it for research, resources or some reason less practical I believe we will go back #Apolloprogram #Apollo #moonshot #Luna #dearmoon
SOLD (Direct Message or email for purchase of print) - Those We Brought With Us; 11x14 pastel on digital print; ; 2021 – A universal story of the love of a father for his child writ large. Astronaut Gene Cernan’s daughter, Tracey Dawn Cernan, wanted only more time with her father. When Gene went to the moon he kept Tracey in his heart; and to express this he traced her name in the lunar dust. Without atmosphere to disturb the tracing, Tracey’s name remains even now on the moon as a testament to a father’s love. Think of this the next time you gaze at the moon... #genecernan #lastmanonthemoon #moonlanding #apolloprogram #NASA #NASAartemis #TracysSong #NoMoreKings
Spirit of NASA 24x37; acrylic with chalk highlights on panel; 2016 - NASA's historic 16' wind tunnel saw it all, from World War I aircraft through Mercury, Gemini and Apollo crafts and rockets, to the advent of the shuttle program; the Spirit of NASA lived within its walls. This large-scale painting of acrylic with chalk highlights reveals the WWI pilot sending the spirit forward all the way to the shuttle astronaut, who then sends the spirit forward into the future. #NASA
Coffee Break at Mars One 11x14; oil on paper; $308; 2020- The first pioneers on Mars will seek calm and rest from daily endeavors, mundane or historic. Activities like cards and coffee breaks will bring a sense of normalcy and comfort to these pioneers and mavericks. People who have left former lives behind to settle a new frontier.
Finding Opportunity 8x10 graphite on paper; 2018 - When rover Opportunity ‘died’, legions of fans from around the globe mourned the loss as they would for a dear friend. This concept piece illustrates our finding and uncovering a dust-covered Opportunity. One priority in any development of Mars will be preserving historic sites. Preserving Opportunity will be part of this.