Helen Schell (UK) is the latest contributor to The Sunderland Book Project.
Moon Diary – First woman and first artist on the Moon
Helen Schell is a Sunderland based artist, with a studio in Newcastle, making mixed media artworks about space and astrophysics. Formerly maker in residence at the Centre for Life, Helen Schell developed a children’s workshop creating a Moon diary, where children recorded an imaginary trip to the Moon.
Moon Diary presents a small book of writing, drawings and collage about the Moon, real facts and imaginary information. Thomas Wright (1711-1786) was born at Byer Green near Durham. He was keen on astronomy and set up a mathematical school in Sunderland where he taught navigationto seaman. He wrote “An Original Theory of The Universe” in 1750 and drew his famous diagram of the heavens.