Theodore Roszak
Theodore Roszak Satellites1978graphite pencil on paper2004.034.005



As we are largely confined to our homes at this time, the launch of NASA’s SpaceX spacecraft Crew Dragon invites us to contemplate the infinite realm of the universe. This graphite pencil drawing by Polish-born American Theodore Roszak entitled Satellites also takes us into the mysterious realm of deep space. Both the early influence of Constructivism and his work during World War II at Brewster Aircraft Corporation, building aircraft and teaching mechanics, can be seen in this elegant and surreal drawing of an imaginary landscape in outer space. Icy promontories rise in the foreground. Bright white diagonal streaks and orbs of diminishing sizes sweep through gaseous clouds in the celestial body’s sky in this alien world of dreamy beauty.


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