“This mural titled Luna captures the sense of wonder humans have
when we lift our eyes to the sky and open ourselves to the mysteries
of the cosmos. The same sense of wonder we have here on Earth,
but from the setting of the Moon – mankind’s next frontier.”
Every morning when we walk into the building, we have the pleasure of passing this gorgeous mural — “Luna” — painted by Sarah Bouma. Earlier this year, we talked with her about how we could capture our passion for enabling the sustainable exploration, development, and settlement of space, and we think she nailed it.
“Luna” is inspired by the famous Apollo 8 photograph, “Earthrise.” The viewer gets the sense that they are on the surface of the Moon, looking out into the Milky Way with our home planet in view. The mural is vertical and wraps around our elevator shaft so that when you step in, you are on the surface of the Moon, but when you step out, you are surrounded by stars and closer to Earth.
About the Artist
Sarah was born and raised in southern New Mexico, where she grew up under the clear star-studded night sky, a setting that has inspired her work ever since. Graduated from New Mexico State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting; she now resides in downtown Denver, Colorado. As an Art Director by career and painter by passion, Sarah is interested in bridging the gap between fine art, design, and culture.
To see more of Sarah’s work, check out @sarah.bouma.art on Instagram.