Dr. Mitchell and Friends by Phyllis A. Cullen

Dr. Mitchell and Friends

Phyllis A. Cullen

Ninole, Hawaii, USA

Artist Statement

Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 (lunar module, walked on the moon). With his experience in space with NASA and a PhD in astrophysics, his declaration some years later that “aliens prevented nuclear war on earth,” in lengthy interviews seen worldwide, engendered a great deal of attention and consideration. I have therefore depicted him with his guardian angel-aliens as he peers through a hole in the cosmos.


Fabric collage, raw edge applique, thread painting, embellishment, free motion quilting.


Cottons, novelty fabrics, metallic and polyester threads, glitter and glue, batting.

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