On Monday, October 11, 2021 we will unveil a space inspiration Earthwork in Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta to inspire, educate and empower women and girls.
The Apollo missions the first Moon landing inspired a generation. It spurred on innovation and ignited a spark in kids to aim high for their dreams. Those kids of yesterday turned into adults who are changing the world today.
We want to light the spark in today’s generation to empower them to be the ones to change the world tomorrow. We’ll encourage them to aim higher for their dreams than ever before.
Through this giant inspirational and representative Artemis themed Earthwork created by artist Stan Herd, we will honor and recognize African American astronaut Stephanie Wilson who is not only a pioneer but also in the current NASA Artemis group.
She could be the first women to set foot on the Moon.
A Space Inspiration proposal to educate and inspire the public through NASA’s ARTEMIS program
Artemis – the twin sister of Apollo and Goddess of the Moon. It’s a direct tie to the Apollo missions to the Moon. Artemis is the logical next stage of human space exploration, this time to include women on equal footing. The Artemis program will put the first woman on the Moon.
We want to elevate awareness about Artemis to the broader public and promote the idea of aiming higher. Especially for women and girls and people of color.
We will create a large scale Earthwork to recognize a woman astronaut who is in the current NASA Artemis astronaut group.
Stan Herd, a native of Kansas, has been active in film, music and the arts in America’s heartland for over 40 years. He began creating large scale “Earthworks,” giant eco-friendly artworks made of organic materials, gaining recognition in National Geographic and Smithsonian Magazine. Herd, once called the "Father of Crop Art" by CBS news anchor Dan Rather, has been crafting massive-scale designs into fields since the early 1980’s. In 2020 he created Earthworks of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, which gained attention by the Biden presidential campaign. Herd has created Earthworks all over the United States as well as in Australia, Brazil, China and Cuba. Learn more: stanherdarts.com