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Star Drop

Star Drop

2022

Borosilicate glass sculpture

Moon Gallery, Nanoracks, Voyager Space

Art is not about communication, it’s everything concepts can’t access.

I want to let this work speak for itself, with its own language and all meanings. I also want to invite the spectator to create the meanings for him with the interaction with the piece, mixed with all the symbols and experiences of his/hers life.


A certain amount of light that goes inside glass, never leave it. This amorphous material is very mysterious and fascinating. Star Drop is a Borosilicate glass sculpture that plays with the notion of glass being at the same time liquid and solid, organic and geometrical. It will bring some of earth’s elements and protons to the moon and then it will absorb the light from there.

Technical information:

Artwork name:

Star Drop

Date:

Creator:

2022

Renato Japi

Country:

Brazil, Portugal

This work is part of the following collection:

Moon Gallery

Borosilicate glass sculpture

Medium:

Dimensions:

1 x 1 x 1 cm

Sculpture

Genre:

IAAA Art Style:

Launch vehicle / mission:

Antares 230+ / NG-17 Cygnus resupply mission

Host spacecraft / hardware:

International Space Station

COSPAR id

2022-015B

Launch location:

NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

Launch date:

19 Feb 2022

Orbit / space location:

LEO, International Space Station (ISS)

Return vehicle:

SpaceX Dragon 2

End date:

11 January 2023

Status:

Returned

Client / Agency:

Moon Gallery, Nanoracks, Voyager Space

Artist:

Renato Japi

Glass artist

Brazil, Portugal

Renato Japi

Collection:

Moon Gallery

2022

Moon Gallery

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