Godspeed, Alan Bean
March 15, 1932 - May 26, 2018
Sculpted with Lunar Tools
As an Apollo 12 astronaut, I wore my moon boots and with my hammer, pounded in the lower portion of the flagstaff, broke off pieces of large rocks and drove core tubes into the moon soil to collect samples in November of 1969.
As an artist, I use replicas of my moon boots and the actual hammer and an actual bit from the front of one of the core tubes that I drove one meter into the lunar surface when I was exploring the moon. With these tools I sculpt a textured surface unique in all of art history.
A short list of my available original paintings that were sculpted with these lunar tools can be found in Available Paintings.