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National Pride

18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); oil on gessoboard; 2009

$ 450

 

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon setting up the flag of the United States of America.

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The First Step

30” x 48” (76.2cm x 121.9cm); oil on canvas; 2009

$ 2,000

 

Neil Armstrong stepping down on to the moon from the Apollo 11’s lander, ‘Eagle’, on July 20, 1969.

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Taking a Closer Look

18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); oil on gessoboard; 2009

$ 400

 

Neil Armstrong lifting his sun shield to take a closer look at a moon rock.

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Man on the Moon

digitally altered photograph

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With a wink and a nod to Andy Warhol, I had some fun with this.  ORIGINAL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA).

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Columbia Earthrise

18” x 24” (45.7cm x 61cm); oil on gessoboard; 2009

$ 500

 

Apollo 11’s Command Module, ‘Columbia’, in orbit around the moon.

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Aewstruck

24” x 18” (61cm x 45.72cm); oil on canvas; 2009

$ 500

 

One of the Apollo astronauts orbiting the moon.

Second Man

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When Neil Armstrong took this famous image of Buzz Aldrin, he actually cut the top of the picture off, including part of the backpack and antenna. I have restored it and straightened the image to show what Armstrong actually saw and intended to capture.  ORIGINAL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA).

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Apollo 17 - Challenger on the Moon

14” x 18” (35.5cm x 45.7cm); pen & ink on posterboard; 1986

PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

This was drawn to commemorate the Space Shuttle "Challenger"disaster. The last Apollo lunar lander on the moon, Apollo 17, was also named "Challenger". In this image I have the astronaut dip the flag in respect to its future namesake and the astronauts who would sacrifice their lives in the exploration of space.

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On the Sea of Tranquility

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By piecing together bits and parts of other photographs, I was able to recreate this scene so that it depicts very closely what you would have seen if you were observing the Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon on July 20, 1969 (and used a wide angle lens). ORIGINAL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA).

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Historic Site

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I took a number of NASA's photos and enhanced them to get a better idea of what it was really like to be at the Apollo 11 landing site.  ORIGINAL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA).

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Golden Apollo

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One interpretation of Columbia, the Apollo command and service module.   ORIGINAL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA).

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Tranquility Base

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Armstrong and Aldrin did not produce good photographs, in part due to the equipment they had and very  bulky spacesuits. Still, snapshots were not their priority, unfortunately. This is a close approximation of the whole Apollo 11 landing site. ORIGINAL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA).

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Come Home Columbia

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Shortly after the space shuttle Columbia was lost on re-entry, I put together this image using photos of Columbia and pictures taken by the crew on their final mission. This modest memorial to the brave crew was my way of dealing with the tragedy which deeply affected me.  ORIGINAL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA).

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Poster for my art show and presentation at the Gallery Space in Monroeville, PA on July 20, 2009. The people in the photo are my brother, myself, my sister and my mother while my father took the picture that evening as we watched men walking on the moon.  Click on poster for full-size version.  Click here or the image below for a larger version of the snapshot.  For more information about this art show/presentation and the photo above, see my blog entries at: POST NUMBER 4, POST NUMBER 5 and POST NUMBER 6.    ORIGINAL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA).

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