My husband calls it another form of Astronomy Propaganda, but I think it’s fun to decorate my kids’ room with a space theme. Whether the room helped forge my two-year-old into an astronomonster, or whether his astronomy enthusiasm inspired the room, seems a chicken-and-egg question to me now, but their room contains a starry wall, solar system cut-outs, and some cute science fantasy art by Sarah Clemens.
I first saw Sarah Clemens’ art at a local sci-fi convention, and it is striking. I have great respect for photo realist painters, and the cat-and-dragon (Magnus & Loki) series makes me smile. I then proceeded to acquire several pieces for my home collection, including two space hamster prints for my kids’ room (“E.V.A.” and “One Small Step“), see collage, left.
(I also had to acquire “Sir Percival” for their playroom–he’s not a space hamster, but a very adorable explorer rodent.)
If you have an astronomonster of your own, the lunar astro-rodent prints may be a great addition to his or her bedroom’s decor. If you have a science-minded cat lover, then I would recommend you look into her Fantasy Gallery 1 for some fun pieces, three of which are specifically science- or space-related:
- Magnus & Loki “Science Guys” reveals the cat and dragon conducting experiments in electricity, featured in the collage above.
- “Zero-G” depicts cats floating in zero gravity in a space ship, featured in the collage above.
- “The Mechanic’s Cat,” shown below, features a cat resting in a mechanical compartment of a space ship with an alien landscape and rockets in the background.