Jina’s Art Goes into Space


Key dates:  Osiris Rex launch September 3, 2016,

Bennu arrival 2018,

Bennu departure 2021,

Sample return 2023,

End of mission 2025.


A digital copy of The Traveling Mind, by Jina Wallwork, has gone into space. This is part of the Osiris Rex mission to Bennu. NASA decided to take a collection of artwork into space as part of the mission and Jina’s art is included.


NASA announces the art project http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-public-to-send-artwork-to-an-asteroid


Press on the art project

Dispatch Tribunal http://www.dispatchtribunal.com/want-to-send-your-artwork-to-an-asteroid-contact-nasa/15921/

Global News http://globalnews.ca/news/2534577/nasa-invites-you-to-send-your-art-to-an-asteroid/

Irish Examiner http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/science-world/nasa-is-going-to-open-an-art-gallery-in-space-383611.html

Tech Times http://www.techtimes.com/articles/135286/20160220/tweet-art-nasa-osiris-rex-asteroid.htm

Inside Art http://insideart.eu/2016/02/26/la-nasa-porta-le-opere-darte-nello-spazio-grazie-alla-navicella-osiris-rex/

Space.com http://www.space.com/32217-send-your-art-to-an-asteroid.html?cmpid=514648


NASA project (web clippings)

Submissions were accepted through Twitter or Instagram. Jina’s entry is below.


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The image shows a piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork. It is a digital painting of a mask and a broken egg with heart shaped egg yoke. Stylistically this piece of artwork has links with surrealism.