Becoming Alien: Q&A With Conceptual Space Artist Jonathon Keats

Jonathan Keats Space Art
Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats has explored space in much of his work. One project, the Local Air & Space Administration, beat NASA to an asteroid, the moon and Mars (by growing cacti in asteroid soil and potatoes in water infused with space rock bits). (Image credit: Jonathon Keats courtesy of Jen Dessinger)


The Local Air &

LASA began selling

For the past several

LASA isn't Keats' caught up

To make LASA's

Yes. And that is

So when I was

Your real estate

Yes. I did better, I

What do you hope

I hope that they are

For me, what is most

For me, the optimal

The bodies in our

I like that idea

But I can offer you

You've actually

I think it's

I guess that the

But I suspect that

Have you gotten

I've gotten some

It seems fascinating

I hope that in some

Did you ever

That's a good idea.

I was going to

You know, I think

It seems like you

The sciences

Why space?

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Mike Wall
Senior Space Writer

Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.