March 17, 2013

Raygun Gothic Rocketship Blasts Off

Raygun Gothic Rocketship
photo by Styrous®

In February of 2011, I was on the Embarcadero in San Francisco and spotted a beautiful, almost comic-book rocket ship that looked like it had landed straight out of a 1950's pulp sci-fi magazine. Yep, I was not hallucinating; there it was in all it's glory.

The Raygun Gothic Rocketship is the dream child of a team of Burning Man men, Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor and David Shulman with lots and lots of help from "crew members".

Night before last I photographed the last night of its two-year visit on the Embarcadero and it brought back memories I have of Burning Man. (Another time for that.)

 (click on any image to see slideshow)
 photo by Styrous®

I'll let the photos I got that last night speak for themselves and the artists who did it, say it themselves. There are links to a lot of info following the pix.


photos by Styrous®

"crew" members, Martin Sweet,
Leslie Frierman Grunditz with an admirer
and Ake Grunditz
photo by Styrous®


photos by Styrous®

photos by Styrous®

photos by Styrous®

photos by Styrous®

photo by Styrous®

photo by Styrous®

photos by Styrous®


A view of the "Bay Lights" art installation project by Leo Villareal can be seen from the Raygun Gothic Rocketship.

photo by Styrous®




Net links: 

Date of installation: August 6, 2010
Ray Gun Gothic Rocketship website
SF Chronicle article by John King
SF Gate article by Louise Rafkin "Their chemistry? Art's creativity"
Raygun Gothic Rocketship video clip on YouTube
Raygun Gothic Rocketship opening ceremony on YouTube




What A Blast!!!
(pun intended)


Styrous® - March 17, 2013












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