“Earth from the Far Side of the Moon”

My new art piece is 23 inches round with thousands of glass seed beads, broken glass, tiny pebbles and rhinestones on a wood panel. The art was inspired by a photo from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in December 2015, traveling 80 miles above the far side of the Moon. The original photo was digitally combined to refine the image. I started this art work prior to the launch of the Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft, and hope to see a similar image from its incredible journey until splashdown today, December 11, 2022.

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Barbara Sheehana

Born in 1944 in Washington, D.C., I have painted and sculpted most of my life. At 74 years of age, I feel I am at my most creative time of life. I started painting a series of "Nebula Art" in 2015 after seeing the Hubble Space Telescope images. I find so much joy in attempting to capture these beautiful photographs. I live now in Naples, Florida, and have 18 completed paintings so far and will continue to paint as long as I am able. I studied art and sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.; painting and sculpture at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. I have taken art classes in my community of Pelican Bay. Exhibition include Swiss Embassy, Torpedo Factory, Pelican Bay Community Center, Naples Art Association and Rookery Bay

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