ARTWORK ON THE MOON
Twenty-one 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 2022 to 2023. 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- Oceanus Procellarum region of the Moon, Spring of 2023 with Spacex/Intuitive machines Nova – C lunar lander
The Peregrine Collection- Lacus Mortis, Spring 2023
With United Launch/Astrobiotic Technologies Peregrine Lunar lander
The Polaris Collection- Lunar South Pole, Fall 2023
With Spacex/Astrobiotic Technologies 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.