DescriptionThe world's first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid, Spain. This crescent of the Earth was photographed August 23, 1966 at 16:35 GMT when the spacecraft was on its 16th orbit and just about to pass behind the Moon.
An Lausecta Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement I am a lifelong painter, and my work in photography has led me to want to combine the two in nonobvious ways. The application of figure to ground and ground to figure is the express result of a momentary gesture.
My work falls into a few main areas: abstract landscapes and seascapes, "pure" abstraction as Abstract Expressionism or Abstract Impressionism, as well as simulated aerial photography in which paint is applied and abstracts mimicing the natural processes of erosion, glaciation, and sedimentation. I enjoy recreating the experience of depth in my paintings