Blown Glass Spaceships Scatter Seeds to the Stars

Made of glass and recycled metals, these spaceships look like they were torn from the pages of rocket magazines in the 1930s. They're the battered but delicate stars of Rik Allen's show "Innersphere" at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, which runs through April 27. Allen, a master glass blower, said he wanted to pay homage to the science fiction he loved as a kid. Here are another two of his pieces, below.

Allen added that the pieces are supposed to look like they might have lightning powering them, and that the yellow globes inside the rocket on the right are seeds that the ship is taking to spread life among the stars.

Blown Glass Spaceships Scatter Seeds to the Stars


Rik Allen [Traver Gallery] (Thanks, Nick C!)