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by Nick Sagan
A BBC reporter recently interviewed me for a program they're doing about the Pioneer Plaque, which provided me the happy opportunity to reflect on my mom and how her art might be remembered:
I'm thrilled, quite honestly. To know that your mother's artwork is out there perpetually voyaging, just waiting for a prospective extraterrestrial to come along and discover it is a surreal but strangely satisfying feeling. Long after you and I are gone, that iconic man and woman will still be around with hand raised in greeting. It's a fantastic kind of immortality. For my mom, specifically, in the sense that her art will live on long after her, but also for the human race as a whole.Note: Reproduced by permission from the Nick Sagan Online blog, at http://nicksagan.blogs.com/nick_sagan_online/.
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