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The Cell

Annamaria Zanella

The Cell

2022

blue lapis lazuli, gold and silver.

1 x 1 x 1 cm

status:

Returned

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.

Voyager Space
Nanoracks LLC
Moon Gallery Foundation

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

artist

Annamaria Zanella

title

The Cell

date

2022

this work is part of the following collection

Moon Gallery

medium

blue lapis lazuli, gold and silver.

dimensions

1 x 1 x 1 cm

genre

Sculpture

IAAA art style

Launch

launch date

19 Feb 2022

launch  vehicle

Antares 230+ / NG-17 Cygnus resupply mission

Orbit

host 

International Space Station

location

LEO, International Space Station (ISS)

launch location

NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

Return

return date

11 January 2023

return vehicle

SpaceX Dragon 2

status

Returned

launch vehicle COSPAR id

2022-015B

partners

Voyager Space
Nanoracks LLC
Moon Gallery Foundation

Artist

Annamaria Zanella

Contemporary jewellery designer

Italy

Collection

Moon Gallery

2022

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