Mark Stoddart (b. 1960 Troon)
Mark Stoddart lives and works in Ayrshire, Scotland. From his workshop (founded in 1990) set among the ancient castles and lochs of his homeland, Mark creates extraordinary sculptures. Drawing his inspiration from a landscape that also inspired Scotland's most famous literary son, Rabbie Burns, who was born in Ayrshire in 1759. Mark was also inspired during his travels around the world especially his visits to Africa. For more information about Mark visit his website www.markstoddart.com
This is a sculptural table by Mark based on the landing pod used in the first Moon landing in 1969. To make the piece, the sculptor visited NASA to view the original lunar landing pod and meet with Buzz Aldrin. It is made of bronze (sculptural base) and glass which is inscribed with Neil Armstrong’s famous statement made on 20 July 1969, ‘That is one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind’.