(SPRING CLEAN SALE) Explore and Discover (Collectors Piece)

12.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.8"D

$100 (Shipping Included)

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: art on sale, spring sale, flash sale, snapshot, history, real places, non-fiction, outerspace, officeart, family room, modern, earth, solar system, planets, stars, exploration, cosmic, space, osirisrex, wetheexplorers, nasa, osiris-rex

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2016

Ready to Hang

(SPRING CLEAN SALE: was $200) "This Collectors Piece is a part of the Art collection being taken (via digital copy on a chip) to the Asteroid Bennu by the NASA mission OSIRIS-REx, which has a primary goal of returning samples from the asteroid to Earth in 2023. (http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-public-to-send-artwork-to-an-asteroid) This mission is vital to the future of planetary protection from asteroids like Bennu which will eventually collide with Earth. The 39 day launch window for OSIRIS-REx opens September 3, 2016; visit www.asteroidmission.org for more (interactive) information on the mission. I spent 80% of the 4 days I worked on this piece doing research on the history of human exploration, from our nomadic days to present, so that I could snapshot the emphasis on Explore and Discover. We went from thinking the world was flat, and using the stars and planets to navigate the ground, then waters, and seasons, to using our star and planets for gravitational assists to explore even further! This painting evolved with my excitement to express our evolution of knowledge through exploration and I hope it speaks to someone as or more enthusiastic on the topic." -M.E.

"Aloha! My name is Mandy Elliott and I'm a self-taught Vango Artist originally from the Space Coast of Florida and now residing in the Heart of Virginia. Creating isn't just a passion for me, it's a part of me. I come from a background of artists, musicians, mechanics, engineers, and carpenters. One thing we all have in common is an ability to imagine something and then make it real. Some of us also share the ability to understand what others imagine and make that real. We are inventors and innovators. It's those skills which got me through a troubled home we called "Hells Gate", and gave me success in the corporate world from Sales to Escalations Management. None of that fulfilled me though, and I had to ask myself why I limiting myself when I could unleash myself into something I love? Art. I'd been creating and selling my Art since 1998, but in 2010 I dove in to the part of me that creates from the inside and found my preferred medium is paint. I've showcased in Melbourne Florida, Orlando Florida, Historic Kissimmee Florida, Cincinnati Ohio, and since September 2016 I have Artwork in an Earth Art collection in Space, courtesy of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu. #WeTheExplorers ... I watched NASA launch shuttles from the Cape, viewed from my back yard as a kid, and now I have Art in Space. I'd say my life is complete but... creating Art isn't something I can just turn off anymore. I am a Painter." -M.E. ______________________ _______________________ [[ All artworks protectively sealed, ready to hang, professionally shipped with a certificate of authenticity (CoA), Artist Pamphlet, "Talking About Art is Hard..." greeting card to give insight and talking points about your specific painting(s), and a hand written note from the Artist. Sometimes, they also include surprise bonus art, and/or discounts on commissions! Just because. :) ]]

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