My contribution to the CBS exhibition Star Trek 50 to 50, celebrating 50 years of the unique franchise. The artwork is called “Homestead”.
After I got contacted by CBS, I doodled a lot trying to find the right idea for the exhibition.
I settled for a morning in San Francisco, where Starfleet HQ is located. All the different characters are preparing for the day, going to work or driving around the city. I put in some of my favorite Star Trek moments and characters from the shows and movies, which you can see on the final piece:
Probably my favorite character, a friendly Borg, who is going to the shuttlebus station, greeting his Romulan friend (eating his sandwich) in the morning.
In the bus, there is Geordi La Forge, listening to some fine music, while preparing for his shift on Enterprise. A Klingon is looking into today’s newspaper.
Here, Kirk, Spok and McCoy are gathering around a bonfire, singing “Row the Boat” (Star Trek V), while Jean-Luc Picard is enjoying a fine cup of “Earl Grey” tea on his terrace.
Star Fleet HQ
First contact is being made by the Vulcans (Star Trek VIII). The Enterprise is flying in the background.
The Xindi attack (Star Trek Enterprise), next to San Francisco. You can see Starbase 1 orbiting Earth in the background.
Q greeting a neighbour in the city
And here’s a short interview at the Comic-Con 2016 in San Diego:
You can get a print of the artwork in different sizes in my Society6 shop.
And here’s a great article by Startrek.com about the exhibition in San Diego: http://www.startrek.com/article/50th-anniversary-art-exhibition-opens