C Bangs


The work of C Bangs investigates frontier science combined with symbolist figurative painting.  Functioning as design elements that speak to the interconnectivity of everything in the cosmos, the equations parallel the sacred writings found in illuminated manuscripts. Bangs' inclusion of the female archetype and other mythological symbols is prominent in her works. C Bangs is a professional artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe, South America, and Australia. Her art is included in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, New York City College of Technology, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, Virginia), the Mint Museum (Charlotte, North Carolina), and the Natural History Museum and the Panterra Contrade Museum (both in Siena, Italy. Her art is included as chapter frontispieces for Living Off the Land in Space, Deep-Space Probes 2nd ed., More Telescope Power, Telescope Power, The Urban Astronomer and The Starflight Handbook, coauthored or authored by Gregory Matloff. Her work has also been included in exobiology issues of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (a modified version of the "man and woman" Pioneer 10/11 plaque), Zenit and in Analog, Science Fiction and Fact.  She served as a NASA Marshall Space Flight Center summer Faculty Fellow from 2002-2004, and worked under a NASA grant in 2001 to create a holographic prototype interstellar message plaque.  With a BFA (University of the Arts, 1970) and an MFA (from Pratt Institute, 1975). 
E-mail: 1cbangs@gmail.com  



Fortuna Observer & the Cycles of Probability, oil & powdered pigment, 55” x 72”, 2005



Cri de mon Coeur, oil & powdered pigment, 18" x 22", 2006


Star Tarot, oil & acrylic with mica, 50"x36"


TreeSkeleton, oil & powdered pigment with acrylic with mica, 48” x 60”, 2007


Message Plaque Rainbow Hologram, 21"x17", 2001


Sunna's Opposites, oil & acrylic with mica & iron oxide, 30" x 40", 2003


Sunna's Cycles  oil & acrylic with mica & iron oxide, 38" x 50", 2003


Gaia/Vger  oil & acrylic with mica 48" x 60", 2004


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