11 paintings of former Yukon artist heading to the moon

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I’ve interviewed many artists over the years hosting the afternoon show on Whitehorse’s CBC Radio, but only one has decided to take me to the moon.

Heather Houghton Whedon lived and worked in Yukon for several years. And we had some great chats. She has always been an interesting and thoughtful interview and a great artist.

She left the territory a few years ago, but we were in touch. A few weeks ago she sent me a note and some of her work will be included in the next month’s Codex, which plans to digitize hundreds of creative works and shoot them for the moon. I said it was planned.

And she asked if we could include the interviews we did.

A painting by Canadian artist Heather Horton Whedon included in the Codex of the Moon. (Photo by Heather Horton Whedon)

The Moon Codex is called “the most extensive and diverse collection of cultures ever launched on the Moon”.

Samuel Peralta, a physicist and storyteller, is the project’s payload coordinator.

“What we are trying to do is archive contemporary artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers in a time capsule,” says Peralta. “Except this time, the time capsule is rocketing towards the moon, not under the building.”

There will be three separate trips from next year to the month, and most of the payload will consist of NASA science projects. Peralta has acquired space for a small disc containing the art he curated.

“(Sam) has been a collector for a long time, and I’m just happy to be involved in this,” said Houghton Whedon.

“It’s pretty expensive,” Peralta said. “If you have a deep pocket, you can buy a space ticket right now. I don’t have such a deep pocket. If not, I’ll buy the ticket myself. But I’m in space I have enough money to buy a piece of the universe. “”

The first two trips to Codex on the Moon include art, and the third trip includes larger, film and audio components, like the interview Heather and I did a few years ago. It will be.

Also included is a picture of Heather Horton Whedon’s cat Sasha. (Photo by Heather Horton Whedon)

Houghton Whedon is particularly pleased with the fact that two of her eleven paintings depict her cat, Sasha.

“He died while I was blocked and I couldn’t be with him,” she said. “He was a very close friend, so I sent a message to Sam. The photo would be in digital format and could be pushed into the room to paint Sasha.”

Two paintings featuring Sasha have finally been added to the collection.

“I will never see the moon again.”

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