foresee a thriving Lunar Frontier, in which Pioneer Lunan Artists and
Craftsmen have learned to express their creativity in various media
that can be derived from the Moon's Regolith soils, directly, or as
by-products of various mining and processing and industrial operations
will require a spirit of Dedicated Resourcefullness on their part, but
also collaboration on the part of Chemical Engineers working for the
various Industrial Operations.
foresee also, the opportunity we have, in the period prior to Lunar
Settlement, to prepare the way for their efforts by attempting to
Pioneer Lunar Appropriate Art Media using simulant materials available
here on Earth.
Mission is to learn what materials readily available on Earth to us
simulate those which might become available locally to the Lunan Artist
and Craftsman in the process of diversifying industry on the Moon.
with a Spirit of Resourcefullness such as they must embrace to meet
these challenges, we will experiment with these materials in an effort
to come up with a diverse repertoire of viable art forms.
then will try to push these new art forms to the limit both to reveal
their potential and to develop a body of practical experience and tips
to pass on to those who follow.
do all this, we establish This
Web Site as a FORUM for sharing information,
sources, experimental techniques, results &emdash; and
most importantly, the encouragement that comes from seeing the
achievements and successes of others.
SCOPE of ART
foresee Lunar Appropriate Art Media as including both Inorganic Media,
and those media who rely on by-products of Lunar Agriculture and
Gardening, and which are not altered in such a way as to produce
products that cannot be biodegraded.
Metal Oxide Paints, Ceramics, Ceramic Glazes, Glass and Art Glass,
Metal Sculpture, and more
Wood used as a semi-precious material in jewelry and cabinet hardware,
for example; Fabric Arts and Apparel using natural dyestuffs; craft art
paper; Use of shorn human hair as a craft stuff as well as an art
NO Initial DUES:
L.A.A.M.P. will rely soly on electronic media. As this website is
graciously hosted for us by CyberTeams, Inc., we have no expenses to
meet as a group &emdash; only individual expenses, at this time.
The Criterion of Membership is
are a member IF you SHARE your results. Regular
and thorough reporting to firstname.lastname@example.org
is essential so that we can update this website on a regular basis.
Availability Information should be shared. So should basic information
about experimental procedures and techniques that show favorable
working on the same prospective art medium, may seek the economy and
convenience of group purchases of materials and tools. But the person
making the purchases and then reselling, does that on his/her own, or
according to procedures worked out by the particular Group (e.g. the
ceramic glazes group).
and this WEBSITE will be our principal communications tools for the
time being. In email, we will simply "copy to all" in sharing messages.
When someone new wishes to join, he or she should "copy to all" and
then add his/her email address in the "To" box. That way the new person
will automatically be included in any subsequent mailings. If and when
we reach a critical mass of people, we will arrange for a discuss-list
with majordomo from our Web Host.
Expansion: As members start diversifying in terms of Art Media, this
site can expand. Our host will even supply us with Web Site Team Director™
maintenance software so that can even develop a Web Team with
individuals responsible for keeping up a particular area of the site,
e.g. Art Glass.
are several ways in which we can arrange scheduled chats in our own, or
sub-group, Chat Rooms.
Comments on any of the above are most welcome!