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Space + Hope Box from Uprise Art

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This Quarterly package includes an original work of art by printmaker Kyle Simon and, like Golden Record, a message of hope, crystallized in phonographic form, for you to discover.

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This Quarterly package includes an original work of art by printmaker Kyle Simon and, like Golden Record, a message of hope, crystallized in phonographic form, for you to discover.

If you could send extraterrestrials one message about life on earth, what would that message be?
— Uprise Art

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ONE-OF-A-KIND AQUATINT INTAGLIO PRINT BY KYLE SIMON Kyle Simon is a Brooklyn-based artist, illuminator, and storyteller. Kyle has always been interested in the cosmos and outer space, and created this series of prints inspired by the Golden Record. Your new original print was created using intaglio printing techniques3. Kyle starts with a mirrorfinished copper plate coated with asphaltum and then draws the lines of the planet shape with dental tools, a drawing compass, and etching pens. “The lines are the recorded history of each of the planets. Their songs. They start at the center and extend outward, like a record.” - Kyle Simon After the plate is etched in ferric chloride acid, Kyle begins a process called aquatint, where the plate is lightly dusted with roisin, creating an acid-resistant dot pattern. He achieves values from light to dark by varying the length of time parts of the plate are exposed to acid. The rosin is then cleaned off, and the plate is inked and wiped. On a separate steel plate, Kyle individually paints his vision of different planets, some are based on known planets, and some are more distant spheres imagined in the mind. He runs the painted steel plate through an etching press, onto dampened Magnaini Pesci paper, and then replaces it with the inked copper plate. Copper plate and paper get run back through the press. For these prints, Kyle has chosen the colors Cerulean, Prussian, Veridian, Bone Black, Solferino, Silver, Gold, and Copper.

ONE-OF-A-KIND AQUATINT INTAGLIO PRINT BY KYLE SIMON
Kyle Simon is a Brooklyn-based artist, illuminator, and storyteller. Kyle has always been interested in the cosmos and outer space, and created this series of prints inspired by the Golden Record. Your new original print was created using intaglio printing techniques3. Kyle starts with a mirrorfinished copper plate coated with asphaltum and then draws the lines of the planet shape with dental tools, a drawing compass, and etching pens. “The lines are the recorded history of each of the planets. Their songs. They start at the center and extend outward, like a record.” - Kyle Simon After the plate is etched in ferric chloride acid,
Kyle begins a process called aquatint, where the plate is lightly dusted with roisin, creating an acid-resistant dot pattern. He achieves values from light to dark by varying the length of time parts of the plate are exposed to acid. The rosin is then cleaned off, and the plate is inked and wiped. On a separate steel plate, Kyle individually paints his vision of different planets, some are based on known planets, and some are more distant spheres imagined in the mind. He runs the painted steel plate through an etching press, onto dampened Magnaini Pesci paper, and then replaces it with the inked copper plate. Copper plate and paper get run back through the press. For these prints, Kyle has chosen the colors Cerulean, Prussian, Veridian, Bone Black, Solferino, Silver, Gold, and Copper.

SILVER TAPE, CRYSTAL, NEEDLE, STRING, AND STAR-PRINTED PAPER As a child Kyle was an avid fan of the TV show Mr. Wizard’s World. In one particular episode, Mr. Wizard teaches the audience to make a simple record player out of a pencil, a piece of paper, tape and a needle. Watch the episode6 and use these tools to make your own. We’ve replaced the pencil with an antique prism crystal7, and Kyle recommends tying a string to the crystal through the hole at the top and winding it up so that when you release it, the record plays by itself. To start, roll the paper into a cone and secure with one piece of the silver tape. Use the other piece to tape the needle to the point of the cone and place the needle on the record as you spin it.

SILVER TAPE, CRYSTAL, NEEDLE, STRING, AND STAR-PRINTED PAPER
As a child Kyle was an avid fan of the TV show Mr. Wizard’s World. In one particular episode, Mr. Wizard teaches the audience to make a simple record player out of a pencil, a piece of paper, tape and a needle. Watch the episode6 and use these tools to make your own. We’ve replaced the pencil with an antique prism crystal7, and Kyle recommends tying a string to the crystal through the hole at the top and winding it up so that when you release it, the record plays by itself. To start, roll the paper into a cone and secure with one piece of the silver tape. Use the other piece to tape the needle to the point of the cone and place the needle on the record as you spin it.

THE GOLDEN RECORD “For me, it’s not about sound fidelity. It’s about the tactile materials you can make a record out of. You can visually see the sound, and physically trace the grooves. You can see how it works.” -Kyle Simon. Your new record is hand-cut by Kyle, and includes a message of hope8. The piano in this recording is a musical notation translation of Johannes Kepler’s 3rd law of planetary motion, so as the record spins, you can hear the planets spin as well.

THE GOLDEN RECORD
“For me, it’s not about sound fidelity. It’s about the tactile materials you can make a record out of. You can visually see the sound, and physically trace the grooves. You can see how it works.” -Kyle Simon. Your new record is hand-cut by Kyle, and includes a message of hope8. The piano in this recording is a musical notation translation of Johannes Kepler’s 3rd law of planetary motion, so as the record spins, you can hear the planets spin as
well.

ASTRONAUT ICE CREAM At summer camp growing up, Kyle would always receive care packages from his grandmother with candy (which was not allowed at camp) meticulously hidden inside different objects. There were treats stuffed inside tennis balls, and once sent him Twizzlers taped to the underside of a frisbee - a real life flying saucer. For your long journey to the cosmos, we have included something sweet to reference those summer nights at camp when, equipped with the simple joys of candy, Kyle and his friends would sneak out and lay under the stars enjoying and discussing the vastness of the universe.

ASTRONAUT ICE CREAM
At summer camp growing up, Kyle would always receive care packages from his grandmother with candy (which was not allowed at camp) meticulously hidden inside different objects.
There were treats stuffed inside tennis balls, and once sent him Twizzlers taped to the underside of a frisbee - a real life flying saucer. For your long journey to the cosmos, we have included something sweet to reference those summer nights at camp when, equipped with the simple joys of candy, Kyle and his friends would sneak out and lay under the stars enjoying and discussing the vastness of the universe.