top of page
Star Drop

Star Drop


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




Renato Japi


Brazil, Portugal

This work is part of the following collection:

Moon Gallery

Borosilicate glass sculpture



1 x 1 x 1 cm



IAAA Art Style:

Launch vehicle / mission:

Antares 230+ / NG-17 Cygnus resupply mission

Host spacecraft / hardware:

International Space Station



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



Client / Agency:

Moon Gallery, Nanoracks, Voyager Space


Renato Japi

Glass artist

Brazil, Portugal

Renato Japi


Moon Gallery


Moon Gallery


Let's do this together!

This record is a work in progress. We invite you to contribute to this archive.
If you have additional information to share about this artwork, or if you spotted an error, please leave a comment below.

Comparte lo que piensasSé el primero en escribir un comentario.

Are you the copyright holder of this artwork and do not wish to be included in this archive, then let us know by mail and we will remove your record.

Copyright Disclaimer: Exception to copyright for libraries, museums and archives. Copies for the preservation of cultural and scientific heritage: libraries, archives or museums can restore works or make digital copies of works in order to preserve and conserve them for future generations. More info here. This database and its content are protected. More info here. No copyright infringement intended.

bottom of page