• Bootprints on the Moon
  • 2023
  • Oil and acrylic on canvas
  • 52" x 42"

A conceptual partner to Throne Room (2023), this piece attempts to consider "political" image construction in the 21st century. The image of the flag being planted, Orchard presumes exists already within your mind. That form unified a nation and convinced another that Washington could lauch a precisely targeted rocket at Moscow. 

Bootprints on the Moon attempts to reimagine a cultural perception of the Moon itself, which only in the last hundred years became something to possess.