This is a carving that I made that was presented to Jeff Bezos (Founder of Amazon and the space company Blue Origin) in the fall of 2018. The prestigious award was presented by Rick Tumlinson, founder of the non-profit Earthlight Foundation, founding partner of SpaceFund, and longtime leader of the space settlement community. This award was given to Bezos for his pioneering work and commitment to opening the frontier of space.
The design was based off an originally painting by famed space artist Pat Rawlings. I was commissioned to sculpt my interpretation of the design into a low relief masterpiece in Cordova Cream Texas Limestone.
The photos depict Jeff Bezos commenting on the piece stating that people should come up and take a closer look because the work was “impressive” and “incredible”.