Dr. Sian Proctor's, Signed, Space-Flown Art, "Seeker"
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This is 21/50 space-flown, signed artwork plus a poem from Dr. Sian Proctor, the pilot for the Inspiration4 mission (SpaceX Dragon Free-Flyer mission Sept 2021).
This print called Seeker was designed from original artwork created by Dr. Sian Proctor. What makes Seeker unique is that the original art piece first traveled down to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of Earth, with commercial astronaut Richard Garriott. It then traveled to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean to the Titanic shipwreck with former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski. It then traveled to space with Dr. Sian Proctor along with 50 elegantly designed copies aboard the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission. The original art piece was auctioned for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where it sold for $100,000.
Description of piece:
Seeker is a one-of-a-kind original art piece by artist and astronaut, Dr. Sian Proctor that carries a deep history of having traveled across the world! The original has traveled from the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest oceanic trench on earth, to 365 miles into space, and down to the Titanic shipwreck!
In March 2021, the original poem featured in the piece was read aloud by astronaut Richard Garriott during his journey to the Challenger Deep in Mariana Trench – 6.8 miles below the earth’s surface.
In July 2021, the original of this art piece traveled down to the Titanic shipwreck with Scott Parazynski, a former NASA astronaut. Scott is in the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame and flew on five Space Shuttle missions.
On September 15, 2021, this piece was flown in space at an altitude higher than the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope, with an orbital speed of more than 17,000 miles per hour – making this well-traveled piece of art one that has quite literally traveled the depths and heights of Earth!
Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She is the mission pilot for the Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission to space. She is also one of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. Her motto is called Space2inspire where she encourages people to use their unique, one-of-a-kind strengths, and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She believes that we need to actively strive for a J.E.D.I. space: a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space as we advance human spaceflight. She uses her Afrofuturism space art to encourage conversations about women of color in the space industry.
The original sold for over $100K on auction to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.