Series: NASA in Love
Since I was small I had dreamed of being an astronaut, but my grades were never good enough to make it real. It was so distant in miles, reality and time. I wasn't eyeing a thought in 1969. In the summer of 2019 the documentary film "Apollo 11" was released. It let me finally feel as if I were on the moon and allowed me to dream new and desire to learn more.
I started this journey by going through 100's of images from the Apollo missions. Thereafter, I started to look at Quantum Physics and Newtons Laws of motion.
Art and Science started to join – one mathematician said that math at that level is like doing art with a straight jacket on.
I kept seeing love scenes in the moon maps. In mythology and popular culture the moon has has often been a symbol of love and romance. Through this I began to see science as Art; science as love; a personal study of relationship of art and math, the love of both and my visual interpretation of it on paper. The result was NASA in Love. Here are a few examples of the drawings that came out of the research.
Orbital Period Equation, or Finding Mr. Right 2020
16cm x 56cm
Paper, Pencil, Pen, Ink, Tape
Based on the Apollo 11 Site Map of the Moon landing. In it I saw the creators looking like people in a bar. Two of them meet and kiss. "The sum of two parts" is a combination of this and Isaac Newtons laws of Physics without which there would be no space travel.
A few examples of images that have inspired this project.
Actio et Reactio / I finally said how I feel 2020
30cm x 40cm
Paper, Pencil, Pen, Ink, Tape, water-color
A new start 2020
30cm x 40cm
The sum of two parts 2020
16cm x 16cm
Paper, Pencil, Pen, Ink, water-color
Based on Apollo 11 moon landing Map & Notes from Isaac Newton
Based on the original drawings from Isaac Newton's "Waste Book" from the University of Cambridge's Digital Library "Newton Papers".
Based on a timeline / map of a satellite leaving Our solar system. In it I saw someone leaving a relationship