Space Horizons

Viking 1 & 2 by Andy Carey

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Artist Statement

"I chose to create artwork for Viking 1 & 2 missions because it was the first U.S. mission to orbit and land craft on Mars. The missions also produced some of the best and most controversial images of the planet?s surface. I used symbolism for this design to emphasize the importance of the Viking missions." - Andy Carey

I was born in Salem, MA and raised in the Greater Boston area. My youth was spent in ice rinks, but I managed to discover my passion for making art. In 2001, I earned a BFA in graphic design with Honors from Montserrat College of Art. During the following year, I began work on the “space-ism” concept which produced the first piece for the Icon Series. The concept focuses on creating planes of space within two dimensional artwork while simplifying the imagery to geometric shapes. Over time, illustrations emerged from these paintings. The subject matter reflects my various interests. In addition, I produce traditional drawings, mixed media pieces, and work as a graphic designer. Since 2003, Andy and his wife have been stuck in the terrifying traffic of Southern California.

About Space Horizons

Space Horizons is a new collection of mission patch designs for your favorite past, present and future missions to help engage a new generation in the excitement of extending humanity’s reach beyond Earth. Proceeds support Space Horizons, an innovative non profit that promotes interest in STEM education for minority and female students in underserved communities.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.