Challenger consists of a replica of the escape hatch from the NASA space shuttle installed as if it has fallen from the sky and flattened a Canada Post mailbox. The sculpture explores the relationship between humanity’s technological aspirations and the impact failure has on our collective psyche. The narrative of a space aged machine violently colliding with the mundane street furniture highlights how our collective aspirations for space travel often make us blind to the physical world we inhabit.

Challenger invokes nostalgia for a past, when science held the promise of a limitless future, and not the very strange and often frightening world of tomorrow we find ourselves living in today.