Karen A. Miller (79)

Karen A. Miller (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

True to an Aquarian child’s spirit, the 1960s Apollo Program intrigued me – Exotic - Unique - A Journey - A Discovery - A Galactic Event - The Dawning of a New Age “…Peace for All Mankind.” Apollo 11’s Columbia/Eagle successfully launched as the first manned lunar landing! Then, on July 20, 1969, the Eagle landed in the Sea of Tranquility! Ah, but, this is where a twist of events occur. According to my creative version: Neil Armstrong & Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin take their historic walk on the Moon, plant the American Flag, leave a plaque, collect moon rocks, and, do what all good tourists do – take pictures. Then, they celebrate the 1st Happy Hour on the Moon with their Kittynaut mate, HappyHourKitty, while sipping on Blue Moon Martinis!

“Kittynaut’s 1st Happy Hour on the Moon” – is whimsical postcard-size art created for the FLUXFACE IN SPACE project as a unique, mixed-media collage intuitively repurposing a vintage 1969 postcard featuring an official NASA photograph from the Apollo 11 Mission. Embellishments and uniquely textured moon rocks created with kitty litter, red wine, glitters and adhesives complete the work. An interesting fact, the photograph of the collage was taken on July 20, 2010.

Historically, artwork has always been an integral part of the space program. For instance: Michael Collins sketched Apollo 11’s Mission Insignia patch. Also, examples of Apollo 11-related artwork have been featured on such items as stamps and coins. And, now, HappyHourKitty Art is part of it!


Fluxface in Space said...

Thank you Karen for participating.

Linda Summers Posey said...

I am CRUSHED to have missed this opportunity to send my artwork on its finest journey ever! Can I at least help you organize an exhibit in Houston, the HOME of NASA? Space City USA should certainly welcome this collection of grassroots art celebrating space travel.

I'm an artist and founder of Artists Alive & Well (ArtistsAliveandWell.com), an artists network that has presented 10 major exhibits in the last 3 years. I have numerous contacts in the Houston art community, and I'd love to discuss creating an exhibit for Fluxface in Space here in Houston.

Happy creating -
Linda Summers Posey

Anonymous said...

Linda, did you receive a response?
If not, if you go directly to the Fluxface Museum and let them know about your interest. I am just a participating artist from New Orleans.