Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
This fascinating artwork, entitled "The Source of Their Words #6" comes from a collection created by artist Pat Musick in collaboration with her husband, Skylab astronaut Jerry Carr. This particular piece, measuring 25x37", has been created using kozo paper, acrylic, beeswax, and charcoal.
Carr and Musick attended a 1990 Earth Day celebration at the United Nations General Assembly. Six of the forty astronauts and cosmonauts attending were asked to describe, in their native language, their first impression of the Earth from space. Listening on a translator, Musick realized that all used similar words — "fragile, protect, sustain, care for" — to describe their thoughts, and that, although none of the speakers knew in advance what the other would say, their words described a common vision based upon their experience of stepping outside the world and seeing a new perspective.
The art exhibition "Our Fragile Home" is based on those words. "The Source of Their Words #6" represents all of the letters that make up those words, separated and recombined inside a world form. This in turn, is nurtured and protected from storms by the embrace of nature in the form of a branch.
The exhibition is currently on tour, travelling to four Northeastern art museums during 2013-14, but this piece will be set aside for you once the exhibition is over. A copy of the exhibition book, "Our Fragile Home," is also included, and will be sent to you prior so that you may look forward to the stunning new addition to your collection.
Carr served as commander of Skylab 4, the third and final manned flight to the Skylab Space Station, from November 16, 1973 to February 8, 1974. Carr made three space walks, totaling 15 hours and 48 minutes. After what was then a record 84 days in space, they had circled the globe 1,214 times, traveled 34.5 million miles and brought back 1,718 pounds of film, data and biomedical specimens for scientific study.
Musick is an artist whose goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment. She uses stone, steel, wood, canvas, kozo paper and beeswax to create both indoor and outdoor sculptures as well as 2D art. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces across the country.
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Bidding on this lot concluded on November 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM EST.
Bidders: 2 Bids: 2 Winning Bid: $2600
|Bidder||Bid Time (UTC)||Bid Amount (USD)|
|114||2013 Nov 10 01:59:40||2600.00|
|125||2013 Nov 01 15:09:50||2500.00|