Space Suit of the Week

These astronauts are a part of a series created by Dave Murray for the group show The Palpable Obscura. The images are colorful, even humorous thanks to a bit of mischief on the part of the astronauts (that’s Sputnik being misused as an amp in the lowest image.) I think it can be hard to make images of space suits look animated because facial expressions usually aren’t visible; but Mr. Murray has used color, postures, and a few props to imbue his subjects with active moods. Looking at the images with the solid backgrounds, I kept studying the faint boxes near the astronaut’s shoulders… only to realize that these are probably reflections of artwork across the gallery. If you like his work, you may enjoy reading his blog.


January 7, 2011 / By