Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
Hoping that you will be able to see the working installed this July and August!
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
His his Research Project Number 34 was inspired by the Abstract Expressionist's famed experiments with gravity's effect on paint. Carried out in free fall inside a kind of plastic tent, Pietronigro's "drift paintings" caught the serendipitous and spontaneous flow of the paint released from pastry tubes in the microgravity environment without the structural support of a traditional horizontally oriented canvas.
Ah . . ., so much for the days when NASA had a budget for Abstract Expressionism in space.
Pietronigro continued to pursue art in microgravity by co-founding the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium in 2003, an international space art organization committed to increasing artists’ access to microgravity environments including parabolic flights and the International Space Station.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Though we all learned in high-school physics that gravity is a constant, it actually varies slightly depending on where you are on the Earth’s surface and the density of the rock (or, in this case, ice) beneath your feet. During a four-year mission, the ESA satellite mapped these changes in unprecedented detail and was able to detect a significant decrease in the region of Antarctica where land ice is melting fastest.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The world had a new center
And that center was you
As I walked the night away
Peering down into the glittering night sky
I felt I was floating
And all that kept me tethered
From falling into that great abyss
Was the gravity of my love for you.