Amoako Boafo's art commission on next Blue Origin New Sheppard Rocket with Uplift Aerospace

Mariane Ibrahim is pleased to announce Amoako Boafo's groundbreaking commission for Uplift Aerospace, a pioneer of lunar technologies premiering the multiplanetary marketplace, who are inaugurating their new Uplift Art Program. Boafo has been selected to create the first Suborbital Triptych, a work to be painted on exterior panels of a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, the programs first art commission for space travel.


Reflecting on the rare opportunity, Boafo shared that, “It is an honor to be invited to a project of this latitude. To create a painting that will launch into space is unimaginable, and frankly surreal. I wish one day to experience what my characters will see.”


Boafo’s Suborbital Triptych also serves the higher aims of Uplift Aerospace, introducing its charitable initiative Uplift For Good. It represents Uplift’s commitment to ensure our forays into the universe result in a net positive impact on Earth. The artist’s chosen organization will be announced prior to the historic launch, sharing in the spotlight as anticipation builds and accepting Uplift’s donation at a ceremony after the return of the Suborbital Triptych.


“The purpose of the Uplift Art Program is to inspire new ideas and generate dialogue by making space accessible and connected to human experiences,” explained Josh Hanes, the CEO of Uplift Aerospace. “Artists have a unique capacity to evoke fresh perspectives and interpret unfamiliar terrain. The profound strength of Amoako’s portraits for the first Suborbital Triptych will bring another dimension to the power that propels the New Shepard rocket.”


More details on the launch and project will be announced soon.


About the Uplift Art Program:
The Uplift Art Program invites today’s leading artists to push the limits of the next frontier, sharing their vision with collectors, space enthusiasts and culture-lovers throughout the galaxy. Its seminal project, the Suborbital Triptych Series, is emblematic of Uplift’s mission to further scientific discoveries and creative experimentation by granting artists access to the most advanced space technologies.


Original voices who possess the innate ability to connect our human experience, like Boafo, are key to navigating humanity’s continuing effort to explore beyond the bounds of Earth. The young artist from Ghana will join the Uplift team in Texas this fall to paint his original artwork on three removable carbon-fiber panels, comprising the Suborbital Triptych, designed to attach at the apex of a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. The development of the Suborbital Triptych series and the Uplift Art Program is curated for Uplift Aerospace by Magnet Art Group and its founder Jill Clark, with offices in Miami and Berlin.


About Uplift Aerospace:
Uplift Aerospace is developing revolutionary systems to manufacture, trade, and deliver products from space, expanding our connection with the universe while promoting a sustainable future on Earth. The dynamic endeavors of Uplift Aerospace, its art program, and charitable initiative Uplift for Good represent the boundless ingenuity and creativity that drive humanity’s commitment to exploration.


Julio 29, 2021