NEA Arts: Cosmic Creativity
“I want to be able to give people a moment of awe about the universe that we live in.” —Dan Goods, visual strategist, NASA
While we're all familiar with what space travel might look like some day thanks to Star Trek, Star Wars, and the Syfy Channel, it's a little more difficult to get a visceral idea of what it's like to explore outer space in the present day. That's where artist Dan Goods comes in. For the past decade Goods has worked as a visual strategist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calfornia. What does he do? As Goods put it, "I'm hoping I can create things that make people go 'Wow!'"
Check out the full article by Rebecca Gross—Cosmic Creativity: An Artist's View of Space—in the latest edition of NEA Arts to learn more about how Goods has used everything from a grain of sand to a spotlight and a film projector to help the general public, as they say, "boldly go" where only astronauts have gone before. And don't forget to check out the magazine's other feature stories, including this look at a space-themed visual arts show now on view at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.