Fra Mauro is the last vestiges of a lunar plain on Earth’s moon, visible on the southern hemisphere of the light side of the moon. The lunar plain is pocked with more recent crater impacts and would have hosted the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar landing had the mission proceeded as planned. The mission was aborted due to an explosion from a faulty oxygen tank aboard the craft. The Apollo 14 mission successfully landed in Fra Mauro February 5th, 1971.
The raw sides create a three dimensional feel that creates a sense of depth and brings the forward to the viewer. It has been sealed with high gloss art varnish to increase it’s luster, giving it a sense of movement while protecting it from UV light. This piece has been signed on the back to limit intrusion to the artwork.
Dimensions: 10″ x 20″