The universe that seems so distant, but which is our cradle at the same time... The universe that we understand so little of. But still, all its secrets lie hidden inside us: its materials, its energies that surround us and are inside us. The idea is that we can gain the sensation of overcoming distances that our eyes judge to be vast and that we can abolish these imaginary confines, even if only visually. This is my constant goal throughout my work. Maybe we should appreciate it more often that we are able to comprehend that which we call our...

Here's Arthur chatting with AstroArts' editor Daniela de Paulis on his career. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

This final post discusses the terrestrial activities of the OURS Foundation, the evolution of my painting with a realistic focus on the home planet, the Greater Earth and Space Option concepts that emerged as a rationale for space development and finally, on my current activities that emphasize that space development is a critically needed alternative to war. The OURS Foundation The OURS Foundation was founded in 1990 as a legal entity and vehicle to organize, manage and fund the astronautical art projects that it was developing. All of the members of the board of directors believed, however, that this non-profit...

Although the Orbiting Unification Ring Satellite and the OUR-Space Peace Sculpture projects described in the previous post were unfortunately postponed, the experienced gained and the contacts established led to the creation and realization of other art-in-space projects. As such, the OURS Foundation's “private space program” began to unfold and develop in other and sometimes parallel directions. This post details the spaceflights of the Cosmic Dancer sculpture and Ars Ad Astra: The Frist Art Exhibition in Earth Orbit on the Mir space station. It also discusses the initiation of the SEEDS project. Gravity and Art My interest in space and physics...

As mentioned in my previous post, in the 1970's my art had become inspired by scientific information about the nature of the universe which was reflected in my primary mode of expression, which at this time was mostly painting. In 1975, my wife and I moved to Zurich which exposed me to a thriving contemporary art scene. Four years later we moved to the US and, after a year and a half, we decided that Switzerland was the better choice for our circumstances and we returned to Switzerland in 1980. Signs & Symbols Back in Switzerland, my “particle” painting style...

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.