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I'm on the Moon! The Lunar Codex.

Updated: Mar 3

IS THIS THE FINAL FRONTIER FOR ART?


On February 22, the Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus spacecraft successfully landed on the moon’s southern hemisphere.  On board the Odysseus is the Lunar Codex, a time capsule that contains the work of thousands of contemporary artists.


WHY IS MY WORK ARCHIVED ON THE MOON?

Good question! Among the cultural icons and artifacts included in the Lunar Codex mission is an archive of every issue of Poets/Artists Magazine. I was the magazine's featured artist in August, 2012. It was exciting to be prominently featured in the magazine to begin with - it is a full color, large format (11" x 17" printed on heavy card stock), beautifully designed publication that has reproduced the work of many renowned artists and writers over the years.


WANT TO KNOW MORE?

This was the first U.S. moon landing since 1972 and the first commercial spacecraft to ever land on the moon. The Lunar Codex Project, founded by Canadian physicist and author Samuel Peralta, serves as a cultural time capsule of modern-day Earth. Peralta has called it “a Rosetta Stone to our culture" that is designed to survive for 10,000 years.


It's fitting that, in parallel with Artemis - a program attempting to land the first woman on the Moon - the Lunar Codex is the first project to launch the works of women artists to the lunar surface.


"Our hope is that future travelers who find these time capsules will discover some of the richness of our world today... It speaks to the idea that, despite wars and pandemics and climate upheaval, humankind found time to dream, time to create art.”

- Samuel Peralta

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Mar 04

This is quite an honor! So proud! Stephen

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