Lisa Pettibone is a visual artist working in sculpture, installation and print. Interested in natural forces such as gravity and tension her work explores the evolution of form and concepts related to physics and astronomy.
Originally from California she has a graphic design degree from California College of the Arts, and a BA (Hons) 3D Design in Glass from University for the Creative Arts, Farnham UK in 2005. In 2018 she gained a MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins, London. Based in Surrey UK, Lisa develops work for exhibition and commissions and teaches advanced glass-making courses. As an advocate of interdisciplinary practice, she has organised and participated in many art/science events at institutions including CERN in Geneva, European Space Agency in the Netherlands. She is a member of the Moon Village Association and active in the Cultural Considerations Working Group who are investigating the cultural impact of a moon settlement. Her work is held in private collections and exhibited internationally. She was selected for The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 and has completed two commissions for the National Trust. In 2015 and 2018 her work was included in the prestigious Discerning Eye Exhibition, London and in 2017 she won the UK National Open Art Prize Installation Category. In 2022 her work was selected for the British Glass Biennale exhibition in Stourbridge UK.
Often Lisa’s process incorporates periods of research into scientific concepts, collaboration or site-specific work. An experienced glass sculptor, Lisa combines its lustrous qualities with fabric, metal or wood to create sensory rich artworks. With a background in graphic design, her eye is drawn to layering imagery for printmaking and photography, juxtaposing images from her own photos, scientific data and hand marking. In 2018-2019 she was artist in residence at Mullard Space Science Laboratory where she studied the ESA’s Euclid Mission, a space telescope exploring the nature of dark matter in the universe. Launching in 2022, her collaborative artwork titled Fingertip Galaxy (made with over 250 scientists) will be on the spacecraft.
Lisa’s sculpture, ‘Verdant’, is a miniature sculpture (8mm x 15mm) that is currently at the International Space Station in the Moon Gallery, alongside 63 other international artists’ work.
The glass and thread microgravity sculpture is based on the structure of the chlorophyll molecule, placing art at the centre of space exploration. The Moon Gallery aims to set up a similar gallery with 100 artworks on the moon as early as 2025, and ‘Verdant’ has been shortlisted to be among them.
– 1 x NFT will be minted x 20 for promoting and giveaways.
– 3 x 2D NFTs will be sold on OpenSea.
– 1 x 3D NFT, including an original glass sculpture of Verdant, delivered to the auction winner in a display box.
3D Verdant – Moon Gallery ISS Test Mission
This 3D animation imaginatively captures the movement of Verdant, floating freely in the domed cupola window of the International Space Station. The brilliant, unfiltered light of space highlights the lustrous form, creating a vital connection to the earth below.
As it slides across the view, the green glass beads remind us that human existence is deeply linked to the color green. The shape of the work relates to the centre of the chlorophyll molecule with one magnesium atom surrounded by four nitrogen atoms.
The limited edition NFT also includes 1 of the 3 physical ‘Verdant’ sculptures – presented in an exclusive gift box. The other 2 ‘Verdants’ will be kept by the Moon Gallery and Lisa herself so this really is a one of a kind opportunity to own this unique item.
This 3D animation NFT will be auctioned off once the art piece returns to Earth in December.
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