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Museum of Modern Art

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Twenty-two of Oceana Rain Stuart's figurative bronze sculpture sculptures have been included in an historical art collection on the Moon. This mission will make Stuart one of the first women artists to have artwork on the lunar surface.

The mission of the Lunar Codex, is to preserve the richness of our world today, and despite the hardships of life artists continued to create art. This mission will feature contemporary artists from around the world. It was founded and curated by physicist, bestseller author, Emmy winning producer; Dr Samuel Peralta. This collection of art has been called the most expansive, international, and diverse selection of contemporary culture ever launched to the Moon. Notably, it is also the first mission to launch the works of women artists to the Lunar surface.

The Lunar Codex will launch the following 3 missions spanning from 2023 to 2024. The artwork will be in the format of Analogue and Nanofiche images within time capsules, aboard two Lunar Landers and one Rover.


The Nova Collection- Southern Hemisphere region of the Moon, November 15-20, 2023 with Spacex Launch Platform/Galactic Legacy Labs/Nasa clips-2 Mission Lander

The Peregrine Collection- Launching to the Sinus Viscositatis, December 2023
With United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur/DHL MoonBox/Astrobiotic Perigrine Lander

The Polaris Collection- Launching to Nobile Crater, Lunar South Pole, November 2024
With Spacex Falcon Heavy/Astrobiotic MoonBox/Astrobiotic Griffin Lunar Lander/NASA VIPER Rover. This Rover will search for water on the Moon

“When I was notified that my sculptures were selected to go to the moon, I felt incredibly grateful and honored. To know that my artwork will reside in a permanent art collection of the first female artists on the Moon is exciting. Lunar Landers have previously been sent to the Moon with art time-capsules of famous male artists, but this launch is the first time for female artists, and this is one of her reasons why this mission is historical. My art practice is based on my interpretation of the human condition and the fragility of human life. My hope is that in years to come this time capsule will be rediscovered by visitors to the landing site and will serve as a relic of the past identifying aspects of life on Earth as seen through the eyes of artists in a beautiful effort of merging art with science. I hope this mission inspires humanity to follow dreams and passions.” said Stuart.

Image by Nathan Anderson


LifeShip is Earth's genetic record on the Moon- a DNA biobank consisting of several missions to the Moon and future missions venturing into the stars. Stuart's contributions as a LifeShip artist include twenty-three images of her work, where she is one of three artists within the permanent collection. The first mission including Stuart's work is in 2024, and multiple future voyages thereafter.

(LifeShip is unrelated to the Lunar Codex)

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