Our World at My Fingertips shows Alan Bean, looking up at the Earth. “I moved into my spacecraft’s shadow to get a better view of our planet without squinting. Reaching up, I balance the Earth between my gloved thumb and forefinger. Our world, the whole Earth was safely cradled in my fingertips. At first, it may seem I’ve painted my right finger incorrectly, not pointing at the Earth. Not so. I have purposely painted it a little lower and to the right of the Earth due to the effect of the parallax. How small our Earth is in the infinite universe.”
Only from a moonwalker could such a point of view experience be related. Apollo enthusiasts will also note the details of Captain Bean’s LMP Cuff Checklist are clearly identifiable in this fine art canvas.
Realizing that the people who instrumentally participated in man’s first great foray into space travel would be gone within 40 years, Bean knew that if any credible images of the adventure were to be passed onto future generations, it was up to him to create them.
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