Voyager 1 by Sarajea Martin

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Artist Statement

"Just before leaving the Solar System in 1990, Voyager 1 was instructed to turn back towards Earth and take a picture. The resulting image, called the "Pale Blue Dot" is an iconic and moving piece of space photography. Of the photo, Carl Sagan wrote: "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." This design was inspired by both that image and the accompanying text: a pale blue dot, our home, suspended in a sunbeam." - Sarajea Martin

Sarajea Martin was born and raised in the Great Lakes region of the US, where she lives, works, and creates galaxy-inspired pixel art under the name SP8CEBIT. She loves rockhounding and drawing comics, and she believes fiercely in the healing power of art.

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.