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Spaced Out: The Artstronaut

Nicholas Forker is New York's strangest astronaut-artist.

Nicholas Forker is a maestro of the ballpoint pen. One day I was walking by the half-way open door of his art studio in Bushwick and noticed astronauts on the wall. Drawings and ink paintings of astronauts in a variety of mundane positions – sitting on the couch, batting up on a baseball field. Being a sucker for astronauts, I wheedled my way in to the studio and into a long conversation with Forker about what it is about astronauts that inspires his art.

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