My woodcut adventure began summer of '22 with a class at Pyramid Atlantic taught by Jun Lee, @junieleelee on Instagram - you should absolutely go check out her work and give her a follow! Over the course of four weeks, I learned how to apply my self-taught relief skills to birch ply.
The Catstronauts are on a mission to save their original homeworld, Matatabi, from impending doom. Once a thriving planet, Matatabi is threatened by the gravitational pull of a nearby black hole. In this image, we see the brave Catstronaut Simo receive a hologram message that the FSS Mouse Trap has reached terminal velocity and will escape the black hole with valuable intel. Simo will live to see another mission through, once the Mouse Trap doubles back to retrieve her.
As one may imagine, if there's life outside our planet, we can most assuredly assume that there aren't just cats exploring the stars!
The Laikanauts are the descendants of Laika and the aliens who rescued her from her fate, they reside in the constellation cluster of Canis Major. While more playful and less scientifically driven than their feline counterparts, Laikanauts are known for their bravery and curiosity. Both of these traits have made them exploratory leaders in their corner of the cosmos and natural partners to the Catstronauts on deep space missions.