Melissa Walter

Film

As a graphic designer and science illustrator for NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Melissa Walter has spent a career interpreting the known universe. With her fine art work, she moves beyond literal expressions of planets and stars to create her own cosmos. In this short film, viewers will be drawn into Walter’s world of astronomical inspirations as she shares insights about her process on select works, including Dark Energy, her recent installation piece.

Clips

Neutron Star
:45

NASA Inspirations
1:20

The Crystal
2:05

Stippling
:45

First Installation
1:37

Dark Energy
:50

Lessons

Starting a New Piece

Melissa Walter – Visual Artist

Overcoming Creative Blocks

Melissa Walter – Visual Artist

Artist Residencies & Rejection

Melissa Walter – Visual Artist

Collaboration

Melissa Walter – Visual Artist

Stippling Technique

Melissa Walter – Visual Artist

Presenting Your Work

Melissa Walter – Visual Artist

Making Mistakes

Melissa Walter – Visual Artist

Showing Up

Melissa Walter – Visual Artist

Pics

Premiere

Art & Astronomy at Fleet Science Center!

 

 

On Thursday, October 26, we premiered “A New Stellar Order” to a sold-out crowd in the Lecture Hall at Fleet Science Center. Prior to the show, our resident photographic artist Shawn Michael took portraits, including this one of Team TAO. The rest will be posted on our Facebook page.

Founder Chris Fessenden and Executive Producers Barbarella and David Fokos

 

Fleet Astronomer Dr. Lisa Will wowed the crowd with her informative and entertaining insights about the universe before the film began. Afterwards, Executive Producer Barbarella Fokos, film subject and artist Melissa Walter, and Dr. Lisa Will fielded questions from the audience.

 

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