Michael Collins
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Michael Collins

$400.00

Art quilt of astronaut Michael Collin’s experience orbiting the moon, celebrating the anniversary of the first moon landing

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I’ve long been fascinated by Collins being the first human to be utterly alone, while on the far side of the moon. Collins recalled that Armstrong, Aldrin, and 3 billion people were “…all over there, and if I looked in the other direction there was God knows what: only me and the rest of the universe. I liked that feeling, being a part of the rest of the universe instead of part of the Solar System. I didn’t mind being in that corner of the universe alone by myself. I enjoyed that. I wish someone would have communicated with me, but no one did.” My quilt imagines him floating alone and vulnerable, a speck of white above the moon. He reaches out to an awe-full nebula above, an infinity of galaxies within.

  • Machine applique and quilting. Painted and drawn, figure is fused to background.
  • Commercial prints (including black glitter on cotton – partially painted over), paint, ink, colored pencils, fabric pastel

18″W x 30″H

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