87x75 cm, acrylic on canvas
The image of the space habitat, inspired by the book "The High Frontier” by Gerard O'Neill. It was written in 1977 and brought to the world the very first ideas of Space habitats. His book includes romantic "letters from space parts", a couple telling about their life in the space colony, like they were writing to friend left on Earth. In one of this letters they described popular sport - flying foot-powered planes in zero gravity. To do that, you should climb to the highest point of the landscape - the closer you are to the center of the rotating cylinder, the less you weight. And then the fun begins!
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