Russian ground control to creatures above. We have shot you into space. Sorry if you do not return. We needed you to trust us and you did. Now we are sorry we have deceived you.
During the 50's and 60's many animals were shot in to space during the Russian and US space race.
The next three paintings are dedicated to some of the Russian Cosmonauts that were not human. These were some of the first animals to be shot up in to space for the "advancement of mankind".
Laika, next Monday's Beast was the first sacrificial star and mar of space flight. Check in next week to read her story and see her painting.