Rocket launch and the 100 Year Symposium

Rocket launch (final)

My painting inspired by old science fiction book covers from last century. Part of my portfolio development work.

This was the first piece I worked on when I moved into my BowArts studio and seems to have taken the longest to finish.

I’m fascinated by space travel and the stark reality of how long it will be before we truly start travelling any substantial distance.

The Monthly recently ran an article about just such possibilities The Stars My Destination by Luke Davies (sorry you can’t see it all here unless you are a subscriber.) The 100 Years Starship website gives you a bit more information. The British Library exhibition from last year Out Of This World also inspired me seeing all the old books and ideas, fascinating.

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