4' x 3', Oil on canvas, unfinished, 1980, with details
Tom's journey into space begun with the explosion of Mount Saint Helens. He
traveled to the mountain to paint the eruption and arrived three days before. Afterwards he went to the Cape Kennedy to paint the first space shuttle
launch. It was at the Cincinnati Observatory that he learned of the
upcoming Voyager II's encounter with Saturn. He traveled to the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory and spend the whole time working on this large painting. Unfinished,
he hopes to complete it with the new data arriving in from the Cassini
spacecraft now at Saturn since July 1, 2004.
NASA's Cassini Spacecraft web page
Voyager II, The Gas Giants and Earth, 20" x 16", silkscreen on paper,
Tom traveled to the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory to paint Uranus and Neptune during their respective visits
by Voyager II. He produced this silkscreen
to culminate his encounters.