Chakaia Booker: Remembering Columbia in NASA | ART

Art Artwork from United States. Published by anonymous on Wednesday 05 June 2013.

Remembering Columbia in NASA | ART image

Year: 2006

Chakaia Booker used rubber, her signature medium, to commemorate the Columbia crew. Pieces of a space shuttle tire that NASA donated to Booker are incorporated into the work. The resulting sculpture resembles a black star, reflecting mournfully upon February 1, 2003, when Columbia suffered an aerodynamic break-up during reentry.

This work is on display at the National Air and Space Museum’s Mall building from May 28 to Oct. 9, 2011, as part of the NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration exhibition.