One Step for Mankind

Title: One Step for Mankind
 Artist: Naomi Savage
 Date: 1980
 Type: Monument
 Medium: Silver (image), Black Granite (plaques)
 Location: Tranquillity Park

Tranquillity Park was built as a monument to manned spaceflight and Houston’s place in the history of that effort, and nowhere is that theme more effective than in One Step for Mankind, an etched metal image of an Apollo astronaut set in a wall of Tranquillity Park. The shiny silver image is offset by black granite plaques on both sides of it.

The image was created by Naomi Savage using intaglio, a process by which an image is produced on metal plates using etching tools and chemical baths. The original image came from a film negative taken during the Apollo 11 moon landing. It was installed at Tranquillity Park in 1980.

Savage was born Naomi Siegler in New Jersey in 1927. She studied music at Bennington College and art under the direction of her uncle, the famous artist and photographer Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky). She experimented with photographic engraving and made a career of it. Her work can be seen in many permanent collections, and Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum sports a 50-foot long mural created by Savage. She died in Princeton, New Jersey, in 2005.

African Elephant
 Alexander Hodge Memorial
 Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
 Armillary Sphere
 Atropos Key
 Benito Juarez
 Bernardo O'Higgins
 Bienvenidos A Nuestra Mesa
 Cancer…There Is Hope
 Challenger Memorial
 Charlotte Allen Fountain
 Columbia Memorial
 Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
 Dr. Jose P. Rizal
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Bricker)
 Evelyn's Friends
 Field Marshall Ramon Castilla
 Fleming Park Bird Totem
 Fonde Totem Poles
 George H. Hermann Statue
 George H. Hermann Statue (Gragg)
 Great Confucius
Gus S. Wortham Fountain
 Herring Coe Bas Reliefs
 Hooded Cobra
 Hyde Park Fountain
 Japanese Garden Lantern
 Japanese Stone Lantern
 John B. Connally
 Jose de San Martin
 Jose Marti
 Kugel Ball Fountain
 Large Spindle Piece
 Lillian Schnitzer Fountain
 Lombard Lamp
 Lunar Footprint
 MacGregor Monument
 Mahatma Gandhi
 Moonscape Bench
 Neuhaus Fountain Coyotes
 Oliver Twist
 One Step for Mankind
 Passage Inacheve
 Pillot Dogs
 Pioneer Memorial
 Points of View
 Portable Trojan Bear
Pueblo Bonito
 Robert Burns
 Rolling Bear Cubs
 Sam Houston Monument
 Scanlan Fountain
 Shady Grove
 Silver Spike
 Simon Bolivar
 Sleepy Hollow Fountain
 Standing Vase
 Sweeney Clock
 The Great Adventure
 The Houston Police Officers Memorial
 Three Quarter Time
 U.S.S. Houston Monument
 Untitled (Bronze Disks)
 Untitled (Orangutan)
 Vicente Rocafuerte
 Wilkenfeld Bench
 Witness to Freedom
 World War II Memorial
 World War I Monument
 Wortham Fountains

Art In Parks is Funded by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance