of the Space Shuttle Columbia taking off was produced by hand
by mosaic artist Wernher Krutein.
This is a mosaic that honors the seven shuttle astronauts that
were lost in the Columbia Space Shuttle accident. It now resides
in the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey California. Wernher
Krutein was commisioned by the museum to produce this huge mosaic.
It is 18 x 18 feet in size and is installed as a main exhibit
in this museum. Krutein spent over 500 hours producing this mosaic
by hand. At eye height the artist created seven equadistant areas
featuring each of the seven astronauts. If you would like to commision
this artist for a custom mosaic please contact Wernher here:
mosaic is composed of 8000
seperate images from NASA and the PHOTOVALET®
collection by Wernher Krutein.
veiwing the installed mosaic:
a detail view of a portion of this mosaic click here: