Alas, another piece of art that I’m recording for posterity on the website. This gold leaf blueprint of the Millennium Falcon is an original piece of art by Marco Araldi and is a part of his “Blueprint of a Geek” series on the 1stDibs website.
Created in 2022, It’s acrylic on canvas and uses a blueprint of the Millennium Falcon as the basis, Marco has traced around the main walls on the left side of the images with a gold pen and placed gold leaf on the right half. I think it’s quite a striking look and were the original still available, I would’ve tried to add it to my collection.
It has an olde worlde look about it that I think is rather fetching.
The piece went for £2,800 and is 91x 66x 4 cms, and there are several other nice pieces in this series, including an AT-AT, C3-P0 and the USS Enterprise.
“Marco’s background is in engineering and architecture, making him familiar with mathematical design and the awareness of geometry. When he decided to create art, he was naturally drawn to cartography, applying traditional techniques such as multiple Cartesian coordinates and polar system coordinates to maps he draws. He is also deeply influenced by astronomy and navigation, frequently using charts for positioning at sea using star systems as well as revolution of the sun charts in his Mappa Mundi. His maps are done in ink, acrylic, watercolour and gild on canvas.”