Elon Musk’s recent announcement of billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s planned SpaceX trip around the moon opens the doorway into the cosmos to the consumer market – and this is huge news even for us thousandaires! Conceivably it could become an affordable venture within our lifetimes, but only if people stay interested long enough in space exploration to create the demand.
Expressing my own passion for space by creating artwork is the best way for me to help nurture the general public interest back to and beyond it’s 20th century height. All of the facts and important reasons as to why humanity needs to expand out into the stars will fade away into meaningless noise if people don’t actually feel connected to the concept emotionally. I started working on this painting before last weeks announcement so I was a little salty when I realized the Big “Falcon” Rocket had a design change. Keeping my work relevant is a huge part of how I communicate my message though so an extra two days of repainting those rockets were well worth it!