The Museum of Flight in Seattle invited me to create an original space art mural for their new space exhibit. The completed mural is now featured prominently in the planetary exploration section of the Museum's space exhibit which opened to the public on June 10, 2007.
My digital image was printed to a size of 16-feet tall by 8-feet wide and covers a wall of the exhibit. The planets are shown to scale with Jupiter being 5-feet wide.
The museum requested that I create as accurate a representation as possible, so the solar system mural is complete with all eight planets, three dwarf planets, plus the Sun and our Moon.
I hope those of you in the Seattle area will have the chance to enjoy this artwork of astronomical proportions in person. The space exhibit has been added as a permanent display at the museum. Just "planet" in your schedule.
Information about the exhibit can be found on the Museum of Flight's web site.
Texture maps courtesy of NASA, JPL-Caltech, NOAA, USGS, James Hastings-Trew, Björn Jónsson, and Tor Øra