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To Unravel The Interstellar

Voyager 1 & 2

 

36" x 30.' Polyester Cotton Blend Fabric, Cotton Thread, Indigo Dye, Basswood Dowels. 2019

Star-gazing is a meditation that inspires an appreciation of all things. It is the convergence of art with science. Many people contest the necessity of NASA’s missions, similar to how some criticize art. They believe that these are gratuitous activities that do not serve our basic needs of food, shelter, and water. Yet, they do satisfy the undeniable human trait of curiosity. When we engage in art and science, methods of discovery, we learn not just of externalities, but ourselves.

 

The importance of engagement is why the work of Carl Sagan, an astrophysicist, Voyager contributor, and former professor at Cornell University, is so important. Dedicating his whole life to the popularization of science to the general public, Sagan encouraged appreciation, curiosity, and discovery. This work is dedicated to him. I hope to expand and advance the project to be displayed in Cornell's Physical Science Building next to Carl Sagan's former office building.

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