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An exhibit of blown glass, carved glass and paintings of the beauty of outer space at the upcoming National Space Symposium.
An exhibit of blown glass, carved glass and paintings of the beauty of outer space at the upcoming National Space Symposium.
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Each year my partner and I travel from California to Colorado to attend the National Space Symposium in April. We would like to take a number of our larger blown glass sculptures to share with the attendees. In the space field, many of the professionals have had little exposure to space art, and even less exposure to blown glass pieces, let alone the combination of space art made from blown glass!  While exhibiting, we educate the attendees to the process of blowing glass, creating artwork, and how that relates to what they do. Since our sculptures are kinetic and have historical spaceflight artifacts embedded into them, the attendees can also have a rich experience manipulating the pieces and pouring through the hidden encasements looking for and learning about the embedded historical artifacts.

We have an exhibit space set aside for us to set up our display. We will be showing glass sculptures from the small "Dark Moon" and "Bright Sun" cast glass pendants to the larger sculptures depicting our beautiful Earth, the majestic rings of Saturn, and the turbulent storms of Jupiter. We also have several huge kinetic installation pieces that show how the planets of the solar system interact with each other and the central Sun, similar to this mobile.

Our largest piece, though, is the grand sculptural installation that we will be presenting to the attendees throughout the conference. This beautiful work of glass art stands over 7 feet tall and weighs close to 350 pounds. It has a lighting system to let the glass glow and each of the blast clouds from the blown glass rocketship contains a little piece of space history, from Apollo and Gemini, to Cassini and the Space Shuttles.

By exhibiting our artwork at this show, we increase the knowledge and acceptance of art in the professional world. So many corporations are under the impression that they do not use artwork when it really is essential! By showing and educating them about how important artwork is, and how it is indeed useful in the corporate world, we can excite and engage more people to the advantages of looking past their own box and into the beautiful "what-if" of our own world and the worlds beyond with artwork.

The project will help to cover the expenses of this exhibit, which includes the shipping of the glass pieces and the materials needed to display and secure the artwork. These expenses are approximately $3,500 that we need to raise to allow us to go and display this exhibit.

Thank You for your time, and for your interest in what we do.

You may see the many sculptures offered for the various Pledge Levels on our Kickstarter Rewards page.

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    BLOW A KISS LEVEL - Any investment amount gets your name listed on our project "THANK YOU!!!" web page, along with listings and Thank you's on our blogs as we chronicle the exhibit. Here are photographs of all the different reward artworks - http://glasssculpture.org/artglass/kickstarter-rewards.html

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    MOON LEVEL - A "Dark Moon" or "Bright Sun" pendant with a personal "Thank You!!" note from the artist, ME! These pendants were the hit of the symposium last year and we've already gotten orders for the new ones for this year!

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    SUN LEVEL - Moon Level PLUS another Moon Level! You get a "Dark Moon" pendant AND a "Bright Sun" pendant! One to keep, one to give! Or keep them both, 'cause they're fun!

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    ORNAMENT LEVEL - A blown glass ornament in your favorite color plus a "Dark Moon" or "Bright Sun" pendant with a personal "Thank You!!" note from the artist, ME! The ornaments are about 3 inch diameter and just beautiful with swirls of color throughout.

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    CUPCAKE LEVEL - Moon Level PLUS A blown glass cupcake in your favorite color, or favorite flavor! Any of the following investments also include the personal "Thank You!!" note!!

    Cupcakes come in crystal transparent colors that are bright and gorgeous, or in solid colors that look very realistic!

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    WAVE LEVEL - Moon Level PLUS A blown glass "Cresting Wave" sculpture!

    Ahhh.. I just love these waves. They're so wonderful to make and they come out just beautiful, with the deep ocean colors inside and the white and clear foam on the top. Mmmm... Love them!

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    JUMBO CUPCAKE LEVEL - Ornament Level PLUS A blown glass JUMBO cupcake in your favorite color, or favorite flavor, OR, if you're not into cupcakes, a blown glass "Earth" winestopper! These huge cupcakes can have the same color choices of the regular sized cupcakes above. The Earth winestopper has the deep ocean colors, then several layers of white clouds intermixed with clear crystal so that the clouds truly "float" above the ocean. Very cool to look at as the clouds seem to move across the surface of the Earth.

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    CUPCAKE PAIR LEVEL - Moon Level PLUS A blown glass JUMBO cupcake with a regular sized cupcake to match, in your favorite color, or favorite flavor, OR a beautiful "Earth" paperweight! The cupcakes don't have to be the same color. You could get a blue jumbo and a yellow regular, or a Red Velvet jumbo and a lemon regular. The Earth paperweight is about 3 inch diameter and has the same build up of clouds as the smaller winestopper. It can also be set on a nightlight.

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    ROCKETSHIP LEVEL - Cupcake Level PLUS A blown glass steampunk rocketship in your favorite colors! Oh, Yummy! I just love these rocketships. They stand about 7 inches tall and have three fins like the old-style rockets. They're beautiful and fun to make.

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    BIG ROCKET LEVEL - Cupcake Level PLUS A large blown glass rocketship in your favorite colors, plus an "Earth" winestopper! The cupcake doesn't have to match the rocketship. You can get a rocket for yourself and get the cupcake in your sweetie's favorite color.

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    EARTH LEVEL - Sun Level PLUS One of our gorgeous "Floating Earth" sculptures, OR a "Cradled Earth" sculpture! Either of these sculptures would be amazing. The Floating Earth uses cast and molded glass, and the Cradled Earth is all hand blown. Both are fun to make, both are beautiful to have. Hmmm... maybe you should get two of this level and get them both!!

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    SATURN LEVEL - Sun Level PLUS An absolutely beautiful blown glass Saturn!! This is just spectacular with the colors and swirls of storms, and the rings are made with an iridescence on them that makes them shimmer in the light. This can be used on a lighted base to make it really amazing. This is a similar artwork to the ones that are owned by Stephen Hawking and James Cameron! Theirs are the Planetary Society's Cosmos Award, so we want to keep that award special, but yours will be incredible too! It's made scientifically accurate - the planet is oblate, the rings are to size and etched from Cassini data. What a stunning piece!!

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