SCULPTURE IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM BACK
     SCULPTURE ON THE MOON

Document:

"...A Master-plan designed for the Lacus Veris site (p. 25). It comprises: a landing site, habitat facility and Lunar oxygen pilot plant. The habitat provides living and working facilities for 12 crew members on the surface of the moon - pressurized, thermally controlled, and radiation-protected.
The oxygen plant will be used to refuel the lunar landers and to suplement the outpost's oxygen supply. In the overall picture of the outpost (p.p. 30), a Regolith bagging machine is seen coiling bags around the habitat while the Bulldozer scrapes loose regolith into its path..."

                                                                                The Lunar Outpost, from Johnson Space Center, 1989

Proposal:
    
We propose a desert sculptural landscaping contribution by the lunar bulldozer:

Sculptural crater-like compositions-to be observed by the 'local community' and by the approaching and landing visitors from Earth.
Sculptural dumping site of the outpost.
Sculptural shaping of desert open mines of the oxygen pilot plant.



SCULPTURE ON MARS
Document:
"A Second Era of Mars Exploration; International Cooperation:
Near Term:
- Launch of Mars Observers by NASA, September 1992, 1996.
- Russian Mission 1994, 1996.
Medium Term:
- AD international network of robotic stations on the Martian surface.
- NASA's Mars Environmental Survey for 16 Robotic Landers.
- ESA's Mars Network of three landers, both for the period 1999- 2006.
Demonstrations and tests of:
- 'Atilla', a six legged walking robot.
- A six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle tested in California's Death Valley.
Rover - Expo - 92 in Washington, August 28th - September 5th. In the National Air Space
Museum, Washington - a replica of Martian terrain. More than a dozen vehicles from Russia
and U.S.A. demonstrated new advances in exploratory robotics."

- Director Wes Huntress, NASA Division of Solar System Exploration, as published in
International space, Year News, July-August. 1992:
Proposal:
    
On November 28, 1964 the U.S.A. launched the 'Mariner 4 'toward the planet Mars. It flew by that desert, photographing for the first time, from an 8000 mile range, its barren rockiness. 'Viking I was launched from Cape Canaveral on August 20, 1975, arriving near Mars ten months later. Its lander touched down on July 20, 1976... The lander's arm scratched the martian dust for samples and removed some stones in search of signs of life.

In the Summer of 1982 , Ezra Orion contacted the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Pasadena, U.S.A. and met two scientists there.
He proposed to perform - using the lander's arm - a sculptural act: placing one stone on top of another - vertically, and a sequence of simulations of this act in a similar desert area in the U.S.A., to be a rehersal for that act.

A year later he proposed to the Jet Propulsion Laboratories to perform on Mars a robotic sculptural stone - line by the vehicle 'Mars-Rover', now being developed for the late nineties, and to run a series of simulations accordingly. Valles Marineris is a canyon labyrinth splitting the equatorial of Mars along 4000 kms. It is the result of the powerful expansion - plate tectonics - forces in its geological past. Along its northern edge stretches a huge cliff, 800 kms. long, high above the canyon's floor.

He proposed on 1992 directing the 'Mars-Rover'to the edge of this cliff, performing a geo-sculptural survey and laying a row of stones at a right angle to the cliff's edge. The desert works, which Orion has carried out on the Tzin cliffs in the, Negev desert, may serve as a model. As the erosional processes on the Martian surface are as slow As astronomical time, these geometrical works will disapear only after billions of years - -


it is an extention of the human desert sculpture by hundreds of millions of kilometers into the astro-abysses - - -