18″ x 30″ Stuart Roosa, Command Module Pilot of Apollo XIV, spent the summer of 1953 working as a “smoke jumper” in Oregon, parachuting into wildfires to put them out. That led to his love of forests and outdoors. Every Apollo astronaut was allowed to take a PPK, Personal Preference Kit, along for the ride. […]
Fly Me to the Moon
Artists from eight countries created art quilts celebrating Man’s First Walk on the Moon in the Fly Me to the Moon exhibit. This multifaceted collection includes quilts that: commemorate the iconic images from the news; recall personal memories of July 20, 1969; honor all of the Apollo Missions; recognize all of the Apollo Astronauts; investigate scientific moon images; examine NASA’s cool tools; explain myths associated with the moon; define moon idioms; replay the music inspired by the moon; visit pop culture icons; and make us fall in love again under the romantic moon. These are my three pieces.
18″ x 30″ Moon Mullins, a comic strip, created by Fred Willard and later by Ferd Johnson, ran in newspapers from 1923 to 1991. Moon, short for Moonshine, was a would-be prizefighter who was always short on cash but longed to live the high life. I envision Moon finally getting his wish, living the high […]
18″ x 30″ During World War I, my grandfather, Henry Clifford Mullins, Sr. was stationed in France. My grandmother, Annie Laurie Gragg, was at home in Alabama, waiting for her fiance to return. They agreed to look up at the Moon every night at a particular time. At that moment, they were connected by the […]