One small step for man
One giant leap for mankind
In light of hearing of the death of American Astronaut Neil Armstrong, I am sharing a project that has been under the radar for a few months now.
Recently, individuals from Russia donated a sculpture of the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and a monument of John Glenn to America. It will be residing in Houston, Texas. The unveiling is expected in October, 2012.
I was very honored to be selected to create a sculpture of Neil Armstrong that will reside on Russian soil. This space camaraderie is a far cry from the 60’s space race and cold war. The two countries are now becoming united in space and through art. A benefactor from Russia wanted to pay for this sculpture to be created and placed on Russian soil, however, I felt that it should be a true gift from America and now I am working with individuals associated with the project to raise the funds in America to create, and ship a sculpture of Neil Armstrong to Russia. I’m donating a portion of my sculpting fees to get the ball rolling and will have more information on ways to donate to the project. I feel very privileged to be a part of this endeavor.
Let’s all remember where we came from, the achievements that we have all made, and the unity we have towards the future of all mankind.
Bridgette Mongeon is a sculptor, writer, illustrator and educator as well as a public speaker.
Her blog can be found at https://creativesculpture.com.
She is the vice Chair of the planning committee for 3DCAMP Houston 2012 http://www.3dcamphouston.com
She is also the owner and creator of the God’s Word Collectible Sculpture series
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