From the UCR Libraries’ Eaton SF, Horror, Fantasy and Utopia Collection,
UCR Libraries’ Map Collection,
Mars Society San Diego, and Mr. Jim Hodges
The MONOLITH landed
The Chronicling MARS Exhibition in 2008!
It was welcomed by the Eaton Science Fiction Conference, held at the University of Riverside, CA. IT was visited by many Scientists, Sci-Fi Authors and Enthusiast.
The Monolith 2001
Created in 1983 by Fatned Glass Artisan Edward Nesteruk
An exquisite display of Glass and Bronze!
The Monolith stands erect within its’ 20″ diameter Bronze base. The 2″ thick Glass structure spreads 7 7/8″, and sores 20″ from the sculptured moonscape surface.
Gaze into the Monolith! Just beyond its’ mirrored surface a
moonscape reveals itself within ‘the Glass itself Artistically sand blasted
the metalized to depict the contours of moonlike Craters. A must see!
No Camera can reveal the depth of this Cosmic Artifact. An intriguing piece that rakes you to the epitome of space and beyond!
A note from the Artist
Cosmic Artifact is a bronze & glass sculpture that came into being from a dream and conversation with Arthur C. Clarke in 1983. It represents the imagery Clarke used in “The Star”, “2001” and “2011” The optical glass was sand blasted on one side then metalized.
It sits in a slot of a moonscape done in bronze. The original idea was to have Senator Jacob Javitz get it put on display at the U.N. to warn mankind not to leave this as a legacy to the human race. The Senator became ill and passed away. The first photo is of Clarke in the Javitz apartment in 1984. The second is of the two of us at an L.A. gallery for the opening of “2010” in 1985.
The piece did not sell at my asking price and has been under my couch for the past 14 years. In 14 months the year 2001 will come. This is a one of a kind piece and is documented by the photos.
(Hand written note from Ed Nesteruk, early Nov. 1999)