Lunar Communion by Michelle Flamer

Lunar Communion

Michelle Flamer

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA

Artist Statement

Shortly after landing on the lunar surface, Buzz Aldrin requested a moment of silence and asked the world to reflect on these moments with gratitude. During that radio blackout, Aldrin quietly celebrated Holy Communion on the moon. Raising a tiny chalice provided by his church, Webster Presbyterian, Aldrin prayed John 15:5 in reverence of what God had enabled him to accomplish. These sacred elements, the bread and grape juice, became the first food and drink consumed on the moon.


Raw edge applique, machine quilting.


Commercial cotton, tulle, encaustic wax, paint, metallic, cotton and silk thread.