Observations from the Unknown – Kepler-16b
An Original Paper Cut Artwork from Owen Gildersleeve's first US solo show 'Observations from the Unknown'. The show was held at the Argonaut Gallery in San Francisco and consisted of nine original papercut artworks celebrating some of the greatest findings by NASA's Kepler spacecraft over its nine year mission.
20% of the proceeds from each sale will go to the amazing charity Arts Emergency helping to support children from diverse backgrounds, working with those least able to access higher education in the Arts, Humanities & Sciences.
This artwork Kepler-16b celebrates a Saturn-mass planet discovered by Kepler consisting of half gas and half rock and ice. It is the first confirmed example of a circumbinary planet – a planet orbiting two stars. The artwork depicts various details about the newly discovered planet, such as its orbital period of 228 days and its radius of 8.45 times that of Earth's as well as being an abstract typographic representation.
Each artwork is one of a kind hand cut out of multiple layers of coloured paper in Owen's studio and placed onto a stiff backing board. The final artwork has been mounted in a bespoke handcrafted white wooden box frame using museum quality UV filtered perspex, to give a high-quality and long lasting protective finish. The frame is finished with fastenings for easy hanging. All original artworks are sent with a Certificate of Authenticity and are posted Tracked via Special Delivery for safe shipping.
Due to the handcrafted nature of this artwork it may contain some nicks and irregularities which are a charming part of the hand-making process and make the piece truly unique.
- Original Paper Cut Artwork
- 20% Proceeds Going to Arts Emergency
- Edition 1 of 1
- 51 x 68cm white box frame
- Museum quality UV filtered perspex
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Tracked Shipping via Special Delivery