Our presentation of our 2014 Hugo Award Design delivered at Loncon 3 in London. It's a short and decidedly tip of the iceberg visual story of Joy and I having met, pooling our many similar and complementary talents and creating wonderful things together. The Hugo Award is but one of them.
It is made almost entirely of glass, with the use of 3D printing to manufacture the glass molds in which to cast the glass for the base and also the custom bushing made specifically for each base through which the bolt passes to attach the rocket.
The base was first fully modeled in 3D, right down to the bolt, not only for presentation to the committee but also as a design tool, so that we can know what it will look like, how it fits together and as a construction tool from which the 3D mold print was made. Everything fit right into place and the project is a solid success.
Now, we have our own Hugo!
For more views, information about the sculpture and a look at our awards collection, visit: glasssculpture.org/awards/