wpf02409ec.png
wp5533b116.gif
wp7bb9e43b.png
wp5c3360fb.png
wp41f1f2de.png

 

Copyright © 2003-2018 by Bob Bickers.  All rights reserved.  Web design by Bob Bickers

wp381af2da.png
wp5533b116.gif
wp1d1a0fb8.png
wpc0105fe8.png
wpcb42baba.png
wp0a39f3e0.png
wp311f6d21.png
wpac3872b8.png
wpc0105fe8.png
wp3c08c729.png
wpc17634ab.png
wpf86c0d4b.png
wpbb36ea11.png
wpbb36ea11.png

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

wpc6e92ba3.png

National Pride

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

 

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

wp8877631c.png
wp5016bdbc.png

The First Step

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

 

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

wpc0a25164.png

Taking a Closer Look

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

 

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

wp0207e0d3.png
wpeac3afeb.png

Man on the Moon

digitally altered photograph

PRINT AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 

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).

wpb6ed2749.png

Columbia Earthrise

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

 

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

Aewstruck

24” x 18”; oil on gessoboard

 

One of the Apollo astronauts orbiting the moon.

wp1dcf5ea5.png

Second Man

digitally altered photograph

PRINT AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 

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).

wpa2981386.png

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.

wpf148ef59.png

On the Sea of Tranquility

digitally altered photograph

PRINT AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 

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).

wp3d994c03.png

Historic Site

digitally altered photograph

PRINT AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 

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).

wp25a8067a.png

Golden Apollo

digitally altered photograph

PRINT AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 

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

wpcf01c730.png

Tranquility Base

digitally altered photograph

PRINT AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 

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).

wp71b9d59d.png

Come Home Columbia

digitally altered photograph

PRINT AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 

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).

wpd7e7f5bc_02.jpg
wp65d2bde1.png

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).

wpa546bd6e.png
wp31d93165.png
wp3a70e27d.png
wp8abb59e6.png
RETURN TO TOP
wp33ffc602.png
wpf9aac3d8.png
wpc22cfba1.png
wpe48639e7.png
wp03419df6.png
wpe7964183.png
wp21d416b5.png
wp3be3108d.png
wp02c6ca90.png

APOLLO 11 : 40 Years a Memory

Paintings and Photographs by Bob Bickers

Elaine Biondi Gallery Space | Monroeville, Pennsylvania | July 2009

 

This exhibition of paintings and photographs was open to the public throughout the month of July, 2009 at the Monroeville Public Library.

 

A reception and public lecture was given on the 40th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20th.  A transcript of that presentation can be found HERE.

wpc18c12a5.png
wpa1f64dee.png
wpa1f64dee.png
wp2a7d1b62.png
wpaddf3b0e_02.jpg