Face on Mars

leading from

a) Isamu Noguchis's sand model for  Sculpture to be Seen From Mars (1947)

"The photograph of Sculpture to Be Seen from Mars (1947) shows the model for an unexecuted land work designed to serve as a cenotaph for humanity. It demonstrates Noguchi’s long-standing interest in leveraging the exploration of outer space to expand his perspective. He was particularly drawn to the paradox that while we associate space with a science-fiction future, nearly everything in outer space is billions of years old and made of rock." (http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/noguchi/outer-space/)

Isamu Noguchis's sand model for  
Sculpture to be Seen From Mars(1947)
Source:  http://www.core77.com


d) July 25th 1976, Viking 1 takes a photo of the Face on Mars

Viking photograph of the 'Face on Mars' taken in 1976
e) Soon the Face on Mars feature discovered by Vincent DiPietro and Gregory Molenaar

f)  In the January 1977 edition of "Official UFO Special: Ancient Astronauts", the Face On Mars from the well known Viking image turned up in H Smukler's "Dramatic Photos of Mars: the Home of the Gods"

g) Richard C. Hoagland became a proponent of the idea of the "Face on Mars" actually being a face, and released a book in 1987,   "The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever"

See: http://www.enterprisemission.com/


h) Face on Mars from Brian De Palma's Mission to Mars (2000)

i) See:  Moebius' homage to the face on Mars (2010)


j) Skull face from Grant Morrisons's 'The Nameless'. (2016)

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