53x80cm, acrylic on canvas
The sophisticated algorithms of automatic control do not appear in the vehicle on their own. No matter how smart the rocket’s software is, it can only reflect the skill and talent of those who created it and the ingenuity of human mind. This painting is a tribute to all people who dare to implement challenging technical ideas no matter what.
Propulsion, avionics, flight dynamics, software, operations engineers and many others come together to the SpaceX launch control center and watch with almost childlike joy how their creation soars into space, works in space and then returns to the Earth with a phenomenal accuracy.
This painting is a part of the “Way to ZERO-G” art project, created with my co-athour Alexey Mazur, mathematician, rocket engineer and 3D artist. Click here to see the “making of” it and explore the project!
This painting was shown at the following exhibitions:
February 2018 — exhibition at the Novosibirsk Planetarium, Novosibirsk
November 2017 — exhibition Way to Zero-G at Planetarium №1, St. Petersburg
July–August 2017 — exhibition Way to Zero-G at the creative cluster ARTMUZA, St. Petersburg
April 2017 — exhibition Way to Zero-G dedicated to Cosmonautics Day at the Loft Project ETAGI, St. Petersburg