Dream Rocket Project Exhibition at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

Dream Rocket Project Exhibition at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

Travis’ Dream Rocket panel will be a part of this exhibition. I’ll be there.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Travis’ Dream Rocket panel is done. Some projects are hard and – even after all these years – I can’t really predict the ones that will be.

This one was.

It helped to be reminded of all the fabulous women who are folded into this project: Amy Shapley’s special image of Travis; Jill Littlewood’s gorgeous paper; Mickey Hubbard’s sewing lessons; Lisa Keele’s design and technical support and Meredith Moody’s love. Then, of course, there is Jose.

It helped to cut every single adhesive point – and there are many – into the shape of a heart.

It helped to remember that Travis had a soaring spirit, one that was just too much for this planet. My sister – his mother – imagines this panel not only wrapping the rocket, but blasting off into space. For her – for them – I’d do anything to make that be true.

Dream Rocket for Travis

Dream Rocket for Travis

This is a sample Jose for Travis’ Dream Rocket panel. I am going to do this with each Jose in the panel: sew fishing line around them to create ‘Saturn rings’. I might try to find some way to replicate the pin heads (shown in this photo) as a way to attach the fishing line. My ‘Dream Rocket for Travis’ panel will be exhibited at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, KS, February 1 – March 31, 2014. It is part of the Dream Rocket Project that will fully wrap a Saturn V Moon Rocket replica for a 60 day exhibition, scheduled for May 1 – June 30, 2015. http://www.thedreamrocket.com/

Dream Rocket for Travis

Dream Rocket for Travis

This is the start of my Dream Rocket panel for Travis.

The Dream Rocket project is a large scale collaborative fiber wrap. Up to 8,000 fiber panels will be created by individuals from various regions of the world, and then combined to wrap the Saturn V Moon Rocket in Huntsville, Alabama in May and June of 2014.