Photo collage on masonite
43" x 52"
This installation combines photographic composites of actual rockets, billowing vapor clouds, missiles, and owl wings. As one of four artists commissioned to represent Dumbo Arts Center at both the Photoville Brooklyn and NADA Hudson art festival, this Last Rocket was adapted to fit an exhibition theme based upon classic boardwalk photo stand-ins. This particular Last Rocket also represents the first time that photo collage was used to create a rocket in Leonard’s Last Rocket series.The resulting graphic includes an oval with the text “YOUR FACE HERE.” Originally intended as a placeholder for final production of the photo stand-in, this element has become a permanent fixture of this archive image.