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Mars Made: Retroforms Future Cactus Garden Experience

Mars Made: Retroforms Cactus Garden Experience is a speculative futures exhibition of work from a Martian Artist Residency Program in the 23rd Century. This show is an artist’s reaction to a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and experience the Martian environment. From the original underground lava tube gardens to the black sky views from Olympus Mons, this show is a representation of the feeling from being in an Earth alien world. Viewer’s of all ages are invited to experience an environment which wonders at the possibilities of human expression in a human inhabited interplanetary solar system. (98 words)

This exhibition is the culmination of work developed through a collaboration with ASU’s Interplanetary Initiative under the Pilot II project: The Five Senses in Space and a Sculpture Master of Fine Arts program to create a full immersive environment with a fun and positive vision of the future. The Mars Habitat and future cactus garden are compliments of one another with a basis in speculative science and imaginative artistic expression. (168 words total)

Roy Wasson Valle

Roy was born and raised in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and moved to Arizona when he was 11. He holds a BFA and a MFA from Arizona State University in Sculpture. He works with his partner Koryn. Koryn is a Phoenix native, and holds a BFA from Arizona State University in Art Education. The team have been […]