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The Cell

The Cell


blue lapis lazuli, gold and silver.

Moon Gallery, Nanoracks, Voyager Space

THE PERCEPTION OF THE BEAUTY OF A PERFECT SPHERICAL SHAPE IS AN EXAMPLE OF SCULPTURE THAT CAN TRAVEL THROUGH TIME AND SPACE. It is well known that we humans are children of the stars. A meteorite from Space brought molecules to earth (abiogenesis) through which the first chains of amino acids formed billions of years ago. The cells of the human body are interconnected and give life to the individual.

In daily life, all of humanity is interconnected through the internet and social media. Social media has helped us confront solitude during the pandemic of 2020. The net, used with intelligence, will unite the inhabitants of the earth and the moon. My Cell reminds us of the constellations of Giotto in the Chapel of Scrovegni in Padova, built with precious materials always used by artists to represent the sacred and the spiritual: blue lapis lazuli, gold and silver. The deep blue represents infinity in the objective and philosophical dimension.

Human beings have always searched for answers regarding the moon, the stars, and the celestial bodies.

In the future, everything will be connected through virtual reality, but uncertainty and fear for our fragility will always remain. My Cell reminds us that we are part of the Universe, notwithstanding our limits.

Technical information:

Artwork name:

The Cell




Annamaria Zanella



This work is part of the following collection:

Moon Gallery

blue lapis lazuli, gold and silver.



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


Annamaria Zanella

Contemporary jewellery designer


Annamaria Zanella


Moon Gallery


Moon Gallery


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