"This piece came about as part of a fascination with astronauts as a perfect semiotic metaphor for the American narrative in the late 20th century. I wanted to speak also to the disappearing role of the hero and the relationships between father and son. This image was the first piece I ever created in ballpoint on mylar. It was the first image I really gave my all to. Because of this piece I was offered a solo show in Chelsea. This piece is very special to me as it marked the beginning of my adult art career. I have re-created it in graphite on mylar, and am offering this hand-embellished print run because I would say it is my most iconic image to date." - Nicholas Forker
ABOUT Nicholas Forker:
Midwestern kid living in brooklyn who never learned how to draw. Been in New York City for eight years making things. He enjoys carrot juice, popcorn and comic books. Spends a lot of time looking at the sky.