SOHO SunWorks Art Contest


In the beginning of 2005 I wanted a Sun shaped piece of art for one of our gates.  So we found a 30 inch round piece of aluminum plate that was about 1/16 of an inch thick.  I drew my version of the Sun on the aluminum.  It was then cut out by hand with a plasma cutter.  

While looking at the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) website one day in June 2005, I noticed they were having an art contest.  It was called the SunWorks Art contest.  I entered the aluminum Sun and won 2nd place for July 2005.  In June 2006, SOHO chose this Sun as 1 of 25 pieces of Sun art to display in an exhibit.  It will travel around the world for a year and a half.  I'm very honored they chose my artwork.  Below is a picture of the Sun art and links to web sites that are involved in this project.




A Plasma Ray of Sunshine