France A. Córdova


As part of the “Spark of Science” series for Nautilus magazine, artist Colin Hesterly illustrates the inspiring story of France A. Córdova – the director of the National Science Foundation of the United States. Using a mesmerising colour palette of cosmic purples, pinks and blues, punctuated with bright whites and bold yellow accents, Colin encapsulates France’s interview in which she details her memories of the first moon landing, her wonder at watching a television programme about neutron stars and so on. Innovative compositions and seamless, unexpected transitions add an element of intrigue to the film, reflecting Cordova’s own curiosity, desire to learn and thirst for discovering the unknown.