Studio Artist Jesse Small has launched an installation at the Fred Jones Jr Museum Of Art in Norman, OK, running through June. The installation is titled “Space Burial” and consists of two 40 foot wide crescent shapes mounted to the wall.
The artist says it is “Inspired by the Very Large Array in Socorro, New Mexico, the forms depict imagery from the surface of mars and echoes from the big bang. The core concept is to imagine what an elaborate burial ceremony in the distant future, when humans have colonized the stars. Methods for long term cultural preservation in space could not rely on digital media, but would have to take the form of highly durable objects, such as the Great Pyramids in Egypt. The focus of this installation is to question how ancient human habits will re-surface in outer-space colonies.”