"What would you do with a $500,000 art supply budget, 60kg of supplies, 48 hours on the moon with 12 hours outside your spacecraft, and one assisting astronaut?"
When I saw GIANT STEPS, Greg Lundgren's call for space-themed art on the moon, I felt like he was speaking directly to me. What could be more perfect for a space-obsessed artist?
The requirements are rigorous and the proposal has to comply with the physics of the moon, meaning low gravity, extreme temperature, and very little atmosphere. In addition, all projects chosen have to be realized as exhibits and presented at a show in the magnificent space above King Street Station in Seattle.
While their ideas are in the end earthbound, the 53 selected entrants have been working nights, days and weekends in the space to realize their concepts to lunar quality. Even as I type, a distinguished and highly qualified panel of jurors from the Northwest's art and space tech communities is meeting to view the proposals from all over the world, and make their decision.
So, what have I been up to the past months? I'm not letting on yet, except that it may be serendipitous that the show happens close to Easter! I hope you'll come to the opening tomorrow to find out. Tickets are $25 and may be sold out at this point, so if you aren't able to get in, or would rather spend less, please come visit on any of the following Saturdays-Sundays, 12pm-6pm for a suggested donation of $10. It's the most innovative show I've ever been involved in, and I'm so excited to present my idea and see what everyone else has created.