40” x 90” x 36”  

Dollar bills, bamboo, cotton thread, wire, plastic parts, spray paint, glue

Flying through the interstitial spaces among reality and dreams, fantasies and desires, jet transport and armchair travel, GORSKY EXPEDITION I alludes to the structural fabrications ideated by humans trying to launch their “green gold” into the realms of globalism, speculation, development, investment and other entrepreneurial initiatives.

The GORSKY EXPEDITION I ventures into the void outside the earth’s atmosphere and beyond our cultural realms to open up deep outer space and energize intergalactic dialogue. The expedition is named after a fantastic story ‘told’ by a trailblazing space exploration pioneer.

Private Reference:

On July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon, "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," were televised to earth and heard by millions. But just before he reentered the Lander, he made the enigmatic remark "Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky."

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival soviet cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

On July 5, 1995, in Tampa, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.

In 1938 when he was a kid in a small Midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbor's yard by the bedroom windows.

His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky: "Blow job, Mr. Gorsky; you want a blow job? You’ll get a blow job when the kid next door walks on the moon!"