Sculptor Resurrects $1mn Stone Sculpture: Spaceship Earth

Likewise phoenix, the “Earth” has also evolved from the debris. Known as “Spaceship Earth,” this seven-metre-high million-dollar stone sculpture weighing 160-tonnes got warped 10 months ago at Kennesaw State University leaving behind a residue of blue quartz and bronze. But that was not the end. In fact that was the beginning of a formation of a new world. Its reformation took four-long months and thanks to Finnish-born sculptor Eino for his great efforts.

The artwork is created to set a living example of the fragility of earth before the coming generation. Since last June Eino was fully engrossed in the creation of this masterpiece but now he has declared that he is giving final touches to it. The well-searched name “Spaceship Earth” was given by Eino to respect environmentalist David Brower, a leader of the Sierra Club. The picturesque creation offers a bronze figure of Brower footing the summit of the globe. The instigator of California-based Power Bar dropped $1million for the sculpture.

Stone Sculpture

While the cause of its distortion was pointed towards insufficient bonding agent but Eino suspected it to be the hooligans trick. Later, the sculpture underwent examination and it was concluded that it is a “mechanical-induced failure.” The design of featured above “Earth” is bit different as it carries more than 80 pieces of blue quartzite from Brazil along with 2,400 bronze pieces.

Via Canadian Press

Sculptor Resurrects $1mn Stone Sculpture: Spaceship Earth

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