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The Mind's Eye, 25ft x 8ft x 8ft, Painted Steel, 2022

The Mind's Eye was hand made by LAUNA in 2021 and 2022. Made entirely of hand formed steel, this project was first imagined as a surrealist drawing that LAUNA created while taking classes at Anderson Ranch in Aspen Colorado. In late 2019, LAUNA applied for a seed grant from Burning Man to turn her drawing into a large scale work, and in March 2020, several days before the world shut down - she was told she was a grantee. The grants for 2020 were put on hold until 2021, and after a year of fear and hiding and loss because of corona virus... LAUNA decided to take the leap into building this project no matter what. The project would be very much a test of its own thesis - that there is something unknown and beautiful to be found on the other side of a struggle. In 2021 and 2022, LAUNA along with over 30 volunteers, built The Mind's Eye.  She spent one full year of sculpting, cutting and welding metal full time to learn how to create this organic, smooth, surrealistic vision. Two studios out west provide low to no cost space and support for this project to be realized - Xanadu Community Arts Center and Hyde Made Studios. Today it is available for sale or lease and resides in Reno Nevada. 

The Mind's Eye, 25ft x 8ft x 8ft, Painted Steel, 2022

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