The solar system is full of mysteries. Artist Eric Woods of Firecracker Press let his creativity soar into space with the creation of The Solar System Series. This intricate, multi-paneled work is letterpress printed on paper, from hand-carved woodcuts and other recycled materials like cardboard and vinyl siding. Each panel was printed individually over the course of several months, then pieced together and mounted on wood. Together, the panels form a colorful and show-stopping image that is already getting lots of attention from travelers. Hidden in the piece are all sorts of “Easter eggs” for the viewer to find, such a Starship Enterprise and a lost satellite, among others.
The Solar System Series exhibition is part of the Lambert Art & Culture Program’s temporary exhibition program. The program is supported by the Regional Arts Commission. It’s on display at the entrance to the A Concourse in Terminal 1, Lower Level.