Ocean Stars Falling
NASA has finally answered a long-standing question: all but one of the six American flags on the Moon are still standing up. Everyone is now proudly talking about it. The only problem is that they aren’t American flags anymore. They are all white.
So America f*ck yeah, right? Not quite. While the $5.50 nylon flags are still waving on the windless orb, they are not flags of the United States of America anymore. All Moon and material experts have no doubt about it: the flags are now completely white. If you leave a flag on Earth for 43 years, it would be almost completely faded. On the Moon, with no atmospheric protection whatsoever, that process happens a lot faster. The stars and stripes disappeared from our Moon flags quite some time ago.
There’s probably something poetic to be said here about failed nationalism, but I’ll just go with “The moon is not having any of your colonial-nationalist shit.”
Jupiter and its moons Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, and the Earth’s moon all caught in the same photo.
Big Four, near Verlot, WA
My moons, right after they were finished :) I absolutely love the moon and feel a very deep affinity for it-i’m intrigued by the power it holds over our bodies. Done by Adam Francey at White Tiger tattoo. His work is amazing, and I was really grateful he was willing to do this piece for me since it’s not his typical style. I’m so happy with the finished results :)