Last week, I delivered several display bases and armatures for a collection of meteorites that were being auctioned in New York City. The Macovich Collection of Meteorites was assembled with a preference towards specimens with aesthetic qualities rather than scientific importance. One of the more remarkable space fragments was this zoomorphic mask-like Gibeon iron meteorite. Gibeon refers to a large group of iron meteorites found near the edge of the Kalahari desert in Namibia, all sharing a particularly high nickel content. The ‘eye holes’ within this meteorite were created through oxidation, occurring over thousands of years following its impact with Earth’s surface.

Published in: Uncategorized on October 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. Wow. That’s remarkable! I love things like this.. beautifully drawn too.

  2. This is truly fascinating. Looking at your drawings is like visiting one of the most incredible museums I have ever seen.

  3. Wow! I just created a Halloween mask, and it eerily looks like your meteorite. Funny how art lands in different spots at the same time, and how inspiring to create to see where it goes. You execute your drawings so beautifully.

  4. Your drawings are so beautiful. This almost looks like an owl.

  5. Hold it, that’s not an owl skull? Of course, now that I think about it I have no idea what an owl skull actually looks like. In any case, it really is a cool looking specimen. Wonderful shading and contrast!

  6. What a great piece, Theo. I thought of you as Sandy hit, as I recall that your area was pretty hard hit last time. Hoping that you’re okay…

  7. Wow .. you mean that isn’t mad-made! Very eerie, and beautiful!

    You have a very interesting and appealing technique!

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