Magic, drama and fantasy are all captured in Andy Warhol’s painting entitled, Moon Walker. Warhol vibrantly captures his version of Noel Armstrong’s photograph of Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. walking on the moon for the first time in 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission. According to Neil, Aldrin Jr. took “one small step for man, yet one giant leap for mankind”.

And with Aldrin Jr. taking that leap for mankind in the future, in this piece we can see an exploration of the overlapping of time with a futuristic aesthetic. This piece was Warhol’s last in 1987, months before his death, which is quite ironic with all this mention of time as he captured a national landmark historical moment in time just months before he transcended time itself.

On this Fourth of July, let us focus our hearts on the real meaning of freedom as opposed to the illusion of it. To all of our Artists and human beings (past and present) that are living authentically to their heart, which is rooted in love unconditional and respect for all life on the planet – cheers to you as Independence Day is everyday!

💜Love & Light☀️,
CRISTEN M. MILLS

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