NASA launched the Voyager project in 1977. Those spacecraft are the farthest human-made objects from earth. This year they will be 134 and 110 Astronomical Units (AU) away from earth, passing through the Heliosheath, which is the boundary between our sun’s electro-magnetic influence and interstellar space. The expectation is that both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 will soon complete the transition out of our solar system. This Image represents the 39-year story, where all distances are accurately scaled.
This work is made specifically for and accepted into the Long Stories for Perm public art project in Perm, Russia. I created the design by rendering in Maya wireframe images of planets, point cloud image of the sun character, line image of a flocking simulation for the hair, and a bitmap image of a procedural shader for the interstellar space transition. The final composite was assembled in Photoshop and segmented into square images that matched the number of concrete wall sections I was given to work with. I sent these images to project directors who then assigned volunteers of the Long Stories for Perm project to do the final painting.