Commissioned by the Chronicle for Higher Education

“Moonshooter I & II” are a visual exploration of The Chronicle’s past, present and future. The mixed media paintings contain more than 300 silk-screened layers, including historical reference, along with original photography and illustration. As companion pieces, they present two different views of the business. “Moonshooter I” is the “image side” presenting the history, editorial and design aspects of The Chronicle. “Moonshooter II” is the “business side” presenting the unique mix of marketing, advertising, accounting, technology, HR, and circulation of The Chronicle
The title is taken from the first meeting, held in Baltimore, to create The Chronicle which at that time was named “The Moonshooter Project”. Moonshooter was a reference to the launch of the Sputnik satellite, which occurred on the same day. To me, it encompassed the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation that started the publication and is still thriving today.
The focal point of both pieces is the culmination of light and energy that occurs in a graphic presenting the words “GOOD”. The GOOD light bulb was created to symbolize how everything that The Chronicle teams do enhances, educates or exposes information to those who do GOOD for others in the world, whether through higher education or philanthropy. 
 Moonshooter I

Moonshooter I

Mixed Media, Acrylic Screen Print on Canva
60" x 60"

Moonshooter II

Mixed Media, Acrylic Screen Print on Canva
48" x 72"