Monday, April 18, 2011

Lunar Australis

Lunar Australis
Oil On Canvas
1200mm x 800mm
Melbourne 2011.

Lately I have been reading about the Apollo missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

There are many iconic photographs of the missions. A shot taken in 1971 on the moon's surface showing the Lunar Lander, Lunar Rover and an astronaut saluting the American flag I found compelling.

The act of planting a flag somehow implies ownership in Western society, an alien takeover - similar to James Cook at Possession Island in Australia, almost precisely 200 years before. It lead me to think what if Australia got there first?


Cowwarr Art Space said...

Congratulations on winning the 2011 Archangel Award presented by St Michaels.

Steve Gray said...

Well done on the prize and the mention on as well as yo have to be in it to win it!