Glass Eye Studio - Celestial Pillars of Creation

Translucent pillars of glass and cosmic dust are represented here using bright amber glass accented with dichroic glass flake sand topped by a cloud of dichroic dust.  The deep purple backdrop creates the perfect environment for this celestial wonder.

A stunning paperweight and/or decorative piece of art, The Celestial Pillars of Creation Paperweight is part of the Celestial Planet Collection.  It makes a wonderful gift for both personal and corporate occasions, or it can be the perfect addition to your own Glass Eye Studio Collection.  

3" wide in diameter, it comes in a beautiful velvet keepsake box with a story card that tells its unique tale. A blend of imagination, science, art and creativity, this Glass Eye Studio Celestial paperweight is fascinating.  There is a special effect on this dichroic glass that makes it change colour when it reflects or transmits light.  

All Glass Eye Studio products are handmade and individually crafted by artists.  They are made with the ash from Mount St. Helens volcano eruption (in Washington state) that occurred at 8:32:17 A.M. on Sunday, May 18, 1980.

"Pillars of Creation" is a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 1, 1995 of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 7,000 light years from Earth. They are so named because the gas and dust are in the process of creating new stars, while also being eroded by the light from nearby stars that have recently formed. The appearance of the cloud suggests the supernova would have erupted 6000 years ago. Given the distance of roughly 7000 light years to the Pillars of Creation, this would mean that they have actually already been destroyed, but because light travels at a finite speed, this destruction should be visible on Earth in about 1000 years. What's 1000 years to see it!

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