Alan Bean Astronaut Artist © Sharon V Buck

Alan Bean – Astronaut Artist

Sharon V. Buck

Newport, Tennessee, USA

Artist Statement

Alan Bean made history when he stepped on the moon with the Apollo 12 mission but he went on to do something else totally unique; he recorded his experiences from an artist’s eye. I have chosen to depict him contemplating one of his own paintings; if he is like most artists he is constantly looking for ways to improve or express more in his work. His paintings are absolutely gorgeous and speak to space lovers and land lubbers alike.


Piecing, applique, painting, thread painting, quilting, hand stitching


Fabric, threads of various types

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