Craig Kalpakjian «Proposal for a drawing on the Moon #3, Sea of Crises» 2003.
Moonworks: Proposal for a drawing on the Moon, #3, Sea of Crises, 2003.
Moonworks: Proposal for a drawing on the Moon #3, Sea of Crises, Kalpakjian's most recent project - and perhaps the most ambitious artwork since Mt. Rushmore and Roden Crater - follows in the same spirit and conceptual trajectory as the earthworks Michael Heizer created by riding a dirt bike in the desert to create geometric patterns. Kalpakjian, ever the virtual astronaut, proposes doing the same on the surface of the moon.
Robot rovers of the kind currently being used to gather data on the surface of Mars would 'draw' into the surface of the moon, creating the first-ever works of public art in space. Maybe this is what George Bush is thinking of when he advocates sending astronauts to the moon again ... to make art! Imagine that, Yoko. For Kalpakjian, the world of the computer is far from the limit - it is literally the sky. ~ Sarah Gaviak, 2003.
Moonworks: Proposal for a drawing on the Moon, #3, Sea of Crises, 2003
edition 3/AP (AP)
Giclee print mounted face to Plexiglas, 32 x 25 inches
Courtesy of the artist & Andrea Rosen Gallery.