Forty-five years ago this evening my parents woke me from a restful sleep to watch to the first men on the moon. I remember watching the event, in my pajamas, on our family's Admiral black & white television set. I thank my parents for waking me and giving me this memory.
When Neil Armstrong died a couple of years ago, in response, I created this work above in the honor of his memory. In my research (which I always conduct when creating such works), I discovered that the team took with them a symbol of peace, a gold olive branch, and left it there. I included it my my work.
I honor the bravery of the men and women who made this event possible and specifically those of Apollo 11. Thank you for your service to our country and our world.