A light-weight portable habitation unit designed for easy assembly after arrival on the planet Mars. Based on the traditional nomadic yurt, the circular walls support a conical roof. Another design influence was the various solid insulation shelters used at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, USA.
This version includes a weather station, communications aerial, interior lighting and the official Mars Flag. Some homely photographs of the artist in his Mars Utility Suit visiting various tourists sites on Earth are also included.
Space Yurt, 2012, foam core, coreflute, acrylic, mixed media, 207 x 306 x 306 cm