Moon Dust.

"I wish I could send you some," says Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan.
Just a thimbleful scooped fresh off the lunar surface.
"It's amazing stuff."

Feel it--it's soft like snow, yet strangely abrasive.

Taste it--"not half bad," according to Apollo 16 astronaut John Young.

Sniff it--"it smells like spent gunpowder," says Cernan.

How do you sniff moondust?


— Dr. Tony Phillips, “Apollo Chronicles: The Mysterious Smell of Moondust,” Nasa

Oil on Canvas. 100*120cm

2017