Wednesday, October 9, 2013

3-D Printed Sculpture, “Freedom of Flight”, Launched at the 2013 Hawaii Aerospace Summit

3-D Printed Sculpture, “Freedom of Flight”, Launched at the 2013 Hawaii Aerospace Summit Launched “Freedom of Flight” 3-D Printed Sculpture by Eileen Borgeson at the 2013 Hawaii Aerospace Summit Oct. 7 at the Hawaii State Capitol Building showcased at the PISCES booth (Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems).
§  “Freedom of Flight”:
o   was inspired by Eileen Borgeson’s original “Freedom” drawing created 5 years ago. 
o   Eileen, working with Russ Ogi (CAD artist and 3D Printing expert), collaborated on creating a ‘virtual’ Freedom in the computer for 3D physical print outs and digital holographic avatars being produced by Jeff Allen.
o   Russ created and produced the initial prototype on his 3D printer and Eileen later personally did the finishing work and hand layered the sculpture with German 23k Gold and Platinum.
3D printing has become the latest ‘Disruptive’ technology for many of the space and planetary exploration needs, from plans to ‘print’ tools on the International Space Station to building a complete base on Mars.   Since Virtual “Freedom of Flight” is scalable with today’s 3D printers, she can be small or monumental and represents the gambit of using 3D printing for functional as well as aesthetic uses in space activities and habitats. offers Turnkey Spaceports, Space Themed Environments, Architectural Holographics and Space Recognition.  Space Clients, include:  Space Tourism Society, National Space Society, XPrize, JUSTSAP, & the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.  Notable Space Awards are: Dennis Tito Award, Orbit Awards, Space Exploration Pioneer Award, Space Ambassador Award and the XPrize “Vision Circle Pin”.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Congratulations to the Winners of the PromaxBDA 2013 Awards at L. A. Live by the "Artist Behind Your Muse"...Eileen Borgeson

Host Jay Mohr entertained the crowd of attendees from the 
global promotion, marketing and design industry.

Archive "Congratulations to Winners" Brief Magazine Playment in 2008 from
Artist/Sculptress Eileen Borgeson

"Artist Behind Your Muse" Visual
Giant Muse Sculpture premiered at a previous PromaxBDA Awards Show at the
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (previous home of the "Oscars")

Entire list of the Award Winners:

Links to:

North American Winners: 
Some of the top Gold winners from the North American promotion, marketing and design awards include FX Networks, A&E Networks, Bell Media Agency, Showtime Networks, Inc., Turner Sports/CSSU. Buster, BPG, World Wide Wadio, 2CMedia, Oink Ink. FX Networks was honored with the "Marketing Team of the Year" award and Buster was the recipient of the "Design Team of the Year.
PromaxBDA North America Award Winners

Global Winners: 
The top Global Excellence Gold winners from the global promotion and marketing awards competition include Bell Media Agency, Media Corp TV Singapore, Discovery UK Creative, NBC Entertainment Marketing and Digital, Sky Creative Agencies were Ireland/Davenport, Monarchy, Bond Street Film Stockholm, LES TELECREATEURES, M-I-E.  Bell Media Agency was honored with the global excellence "Marketing Team of the Year" award and Ireland/Davenport won the "Design Team of the Year."
PromaxBDA Global Excellence Award Winners


Sunday, March 17, 2013

What does it feels like to be a recipient of one of Eileen Borgeson’s Recognition Pieces?

 Avatar (winner 6 awards) - Inaugural I3DS Lumiere Award, accepted by Giovanni Ribisi

 B. B. Kings 75th Birthday Lucille Crystal Guitar Presented by Universal/MCA. We were told a tear came to his eye.

 Burt Rutan receives STS and NSS Orbit Award at ISDC06

 Brendan Fraser with I3DS Lumiere Award and our friend Tony Selvage

 George Ariyoshi (former governor of Hawaii) receives JUSTSAP Space Pioneer Award presented by Eileen Borgeson and Jeff Allen

Dennis Tito receives his namesake Dennis Tito Award presented by Astronaut Rick Searfoss, Eileen Borgeson and Jeff Allen at ISDC06.  The Dennis Tito Award honors private astronauts who visit the International Space Station

Anounsheh Ansari receives the laser crystal Space Ambassador Award from XPrize Founder Peter Diamanidis and Alan Hale (Hale-Bob Comet) 

 Spike Lee receives his PromaxBDA Lifetime Achievement Award

 Burt Rutan receives Richard Branson's Orbit Award presented by Rod Roddenbury (Gene's son) at the ISDC06

Google's Co-founder Larry Page wearing his XPrize Vision Circle Pin with friend Robin Williams

 A winner of the PromaxBDA Award at PromaxBDA Europe Conference March 2113

 A winner of the PromaxBDA Award at PromaxBDA Europe Conference March 2113

 Betty White with her PromaxBDA Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner of the PromaxBDA Award at PromaxBDA Europe Conference March 2113

Hugh Hefner accepting PromaxBDA Lifetime Achievement Award from Jonathan Block-Verk (PromaxBDA CEO/President) with Larry King standing by.

All of the Awards and Recognition Pieces were created 
by artist Eileen Borgeson

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"Celestial Wings", a Crystal Masterpiece by Eileen Borgeson and Peter Yenawine

Above visuals of "Celestial Wings" Crystal Sculpture

  • Eileen Borgeson and Peter Yenawine are pinnacling their joint 75 years of experience in creating crystal art and are ‘joining forces’ to produce crystal sculptures worthy of the historic and personal milestones we’re seeing in this 21st century. 
  • And Space travel and exploration, our exciting next frontier and adventure, plus global communications, are growing exponentially creating new historic breakthroughs and milestones and adding numerous individual teams and companies deserving of richly inspirational and respectful recognition. Their passion is to create priceless ‘physical artifacts’ worthy of recognizing these significant historic events and individuals.   
  • Eileen and Peter’s first collaboration was an 11 piece crystal/carved/neon lobby installation (Westlake Building, S.F. 1980’s, Munselle/Ted Brown Architects).  Prior to “Celestial Wings”, was a glistening crystal cheesecake for Oakbrook Engraving and the Cheesecake Factory.
  • Adding to their fine art pieces and installations, both Eileen and Peter are highly respected for their iconic, museum quality recognition pieces which reside in museums, corporate and private collections, palaces, and numerous award trophy cases.
  • Commissions include:  crystal pieces presented by five US Presidents,  four- sculpture assembly presentation pieces for the first Space Tourists to visit the International Space Station, the ESPY awards, and over 20,000 PromaxBDA Muse awards (considered the ‘Oscar’ of the global television, gaming, marketing and promotion industries).

Video of Celestial Wings

Friday, January 11, 2013

Honoring Cluade Nobs (Montreux Jazz Festival) who passed away today

3DFF 'Digital Star' Award by Eileen Borgeson and Jeff Allen

Video of Claude Nobs accepting Eileen and my holographic crystal award, the "3DFF 'Digital Star' Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 3D Film Festival at LA Live.  Presented by Christopher Crescitelli.

Visuals of Claude Nobs and celebrities at the 3DFF Digital Star Award Show

Claude Nobs meeting artist Eileen Borgeson co-creator of the 3DFF 'Digital Star'/'Lifetime Achievement' holographic crystal Award

WE WERE FORTUNATE to have been able to meet Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, before he passed away today after being in a coma from a skiing accident Christmas Eve.

Christopher Crescitelli presented Claude Nobs their 2012 3D Film Festival 'Digital Star' award at LA Live.  The award was conceptualized by Eileen Borgeson and Jeff Allen.  Eileen created the award with the help of Oakbrook Engraving.

Claude was the founder of the famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

His Montreux Jazz Festival in 3D was shown at the 3D Film Festival.

He will be missed. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hawaii…State of Mind, Grace and Taste @ Steve Walsh's Lilikoi Farms

Visuals: Jeff Allen and Steve Walsh on his Ultralight over Dophins, Crystal Cheesecake, Eileen Borgeson and Steve Walsh, Lilikoi Farms living room and view.

Back in Paradise, after a very long stint on the mainland, Eileen Borgeson and Jeff Allen love exploring and experiencing new locations in Hawaii.   After landing in Paradise Park, they’re now staying in Orchidland on the Big Island at their friend, Steve Walsh’s, “Lilikoi (passion fruit) Farms” vacation rental.

Eileen and Jeff arrived at Steve’s place 5 minutes before Obama’s acceptance speech, an event they didn’t want to miss. They all felt a renewed hope for the future with Obama’s moving words. [Steve was a guest four years ago at Obama’s Inauguration in Washington, DC.]  

Next day, Steve was off to his other vacation rental next to one of all their favorite beaches, Richardson Bay, just outside of Hilo town.  

Jeff and Eileen have known Steve since their early days in Hawaii.  He attended many of their ‘infamous’ Orphan’s Thanksgiving dinners, which they celebrate frequently ‘on the spur of the moment.’   Steve even surprised and excited guests at one with his ‘Burning Man’ fire dance.

The ‘Orphan’s Thanksgiving’ name started in Hollywood, on a real Thanksgiving Day, when Jeff named it that since so many friends in Hollywood lacked access to their families to have the traditional dinner with (like Mick Mashbir, past lead guitarist for Alice Cooper, whose family lives in Phoenix.) 

One of Jeff and Eileen’s most memorable Hawaii experiences (for Jeff’s birthday) was flying in an Ultra-light over a pod of Dolphins with Steve as their fearless pilot.  By viewing them from above, they could see how the Dolphins really are such a playful species, jumping and spinning below from their amazing ‘birds eye’ view. Their new name for Steve is now simply, “Grizzly”.

A few days into the stay we had a visit with Steve’s Hawaiian girlfriend, Francelia Napeahi, healer Kathy Moffit and, on her first visit to the island, Maureen Roundtree, radiating dimples as big as her smile.  Both Francillia and Kathy are blessed to also live in houses near Richardson Bay close to Steve’s.

Steve’s place is uniquely solar and basically off the grid (other than his electrical backup capabilities), though he produces way more energy than he uses.   The comfort level is such that basically one doesn’t feel ‘off the grid’ at all, other than the bottled drinking water brought in.  It’s a very comfortable, high ceilinged, solidly redwood built, two bedroom house with a distant ocean view and just 15 miles from Hilo and 8 miles from Pahoa.

The locations on this (Eastern) side of the island appeal to Jeff and Eileen as they are only 20 minutes from their favorite swimming places:  the Warm Ponds, Pohoiki, Vacationland and the Champagne Ponds.

Also, equally as close, is Uncle Roberts, another ‘old Hawaii favorite’ and ‘Kava’ retreat.  It was spared by Pele and is now surrounded on two sides by the 1983 lava flow.   A short walk to the ocean reveals a new black sand beach being formed there.

As usual, Eileen and Jeff are on a ‘working vacation’, this time with a focus on several mainland and international projects.

Eileen has just recently reconnected with Peter Yenewine, Crystal Designer extraordinaire, and they are discussing a ‘creative collaboration’ to offer together 21st Century Museum Quality Recognition Art and Corporate Gifts. They just finished a Collaborative piece in the form of a Crystal Cheesecake.  Mellissa Cam, of Oakbrook Engraving, produced the piece for her client, the Cheesecake Factory, for a special associate in Dubai.  

In the early eighties, Eileen worked with Peter, then designing at Steuben, to create a showcase crystal sculpture for the lobby of the Westlake Building in San Francisco to accent the ten neon illuminated carved glass wall panels produced by Eileen’s former company, Crystal Haze Designs.  Eileen is finding the time here to develop and fine-tune some conceptual designs to ‘brainstorm’ with Peter.

Eileen and Jeff are continuing their energies working with the 3D Film Festival Awards organization in designing an awards program for them.  Their original holographic ‘digital star’ crystal awards for the ‘3DFF Digital Stars of Hollywood’ Inductees honored Roger and Julie Corman and Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

For several years Jeff’s been in communication with Auerbachs and Associates in reference to possible holographic, interactive and 3D w/o glasses integration and applications for future entertainment experiences.  A few days ago, an associate of Auerbachs’, who lives in London, visited Jeff’s partner on this project at his studio in London for a firsthand look at many proprietary imaging and interactive technologies.  

One of Auerbachs’ more interesting clients is Cirque du Soleil.   Guy Laliberte, the founder of Cirque du Soleil, has also earned the Space Tourist Society’s Dennis Tito Award, created by Eileen Borgeson and Jeff Allen, for his historic flight and stay at the International Space Station. 

Hawaii is such a wonderful place to prioritize your activities and focus on the ones you’re most passionate about…especially, while indulging in Steve’s ‘home grown and hand pressed’ passion fruit drink, (prepared lovingly by Steve, the ‘passion king’ himself, right on his ‘Lilikoi Farm’ ) sipping while sitting on the lanai, exhaling and staring over the 3 acres of lush foliage and at the ocean beyond. Blissful!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to the Future 2007 - Space-Themed Holodecks to Art-Themed Spaceports

An article five years ago which doesn't sound so science fiction now. July 19, 2007
"Space-Themed Holodecks to Art-Themed Spaceports"

Conceptual Designer Eyoub Khan, Holographer Jeff Allen and Artist Eileen Borgeson Are Synergistically Integrating Groundbreaking Art With Holography for Holodecks, Spaceports, and Futuristic Architectural Structures, Experiences and Environments

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) - At a breakneck speed, we're thrust into the future as we witness a renaissance of technological and artistic visions. 

This is an age where Al Gore makes 'holographic appearances' and space tourists are booking flights around the moon. 

Now, Eyoub Kahn, Jeff Allen and Eileen Borgeson have merged their formidable talents offering a powerful source of conceptual, holographic and artistic vision. Visitors to their spaceports and art-themed complexes will be offered a post-terrestrial lifestyle experience in an ultra modern environment where art, technology and culture combine. Their spaceport will be more than a launch pad for spacecraft but a transportation hub including hotels, commercial operations and holodecks for entertainment and training. 

Eyoub Kahn has been bringing architectural dreams into reality through his dynamic conceptual, industrial and design capabilities. On Earth, his futuristic designs inspire innovative hotels, transportation centers, theme parks... and now spaceports. 

Kahn's 'off Earth' projects have added function, style and comfort for earth citizens on the International Space Station, SpaceHab and SpaceLab. He has collaborated with Lockheed Martin, Boeing and NASA in design concepts for a reusable space transportation system, the VentureStar. 

Kahn connected with holographer, Jeff Allen in 1993 after reading one of Allen's Funworld articles about Holographic Theme Parks. They discussed the creation of holographic restaurants and their concepts continue to evolve. 

Jeff Allen is a holography visionary who has pioneered many of holography's breakthroughs. 

Allen's unique holography shows have entertained and educated millions across the United States and Canada for clients, including: AT&T, IBM, General Electric, Caesars Palace, Warner Bros. and Deutsche Telecom. 

Allen's 'HoloZone', a total holographic immersive and interactive Holodeck-like theme park experience, is designed to involve 160 people an hour applicable also for resorts, hotels and restaurants. 

One planned 'HoloZone' adventure will be themed after the 'Overview Effect,' the life changing and transformative epiphany experienced by astronauts and space travelers alike as they view Earth from space. 

A consummate artist, Eileen Borgeson has created magnificent and iconic works for the international fine art, architectural and recognition markets. 

Eileen realized the potential of Art-Themed Architecture -- merging art themes into room designs, furnishings, fabrics, plates, crystal and wall art -- while meeting with developers to consult on the proposed billion dollar Las Vegas Erté Hotel designed by Eyoub Kahn. Eileen's Architectural Fine Art visions are being manifested by her 'real time' access to innovative technologies, materials and collaborations through her ever-expanding network of international fabricators. 

Her work is found in hotels, casinos, museums, airports and luxury residences and now extends to terrazzo floors, laser cut metal and sculptured walls, painted ceiling tiles and outdoor sculpture installations. 

About Eyoub Khan Khan has been involved for three decades in four categories of projects: Theme Parks and Destination Resorts, Transportation Systems, Aerospace and New Product development. Khan has numerous published papers on the future of transportation systems, the human factors in space flight and the positive role of entertainment as an educational medium. 

His clients include The Walt Disney Co, Universal Studios, AT&T, Ford, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay Resort, United Arab Emirates and the Government of Hong Kong.
About Jeff Allen Allen's 35 year involvement with holography includes the first embossed laser and white-light viewable holograms. VISA and MasterCard plus the revolutionary holographic National Geographic covers used this mass-replication technique. Embossed holography has since grown into a billion dollar industry utilized for security applications, packaging accents, optics and impactive visual communications.
About Eileen Borgeson Eileen's sculptural pieces and architectural installations are found in individual and corporate art collections worldwide. Her original art has honored many individuals, including: B.B. King, Elton John, Bob Hope, the Dalai Lama, Hugh Hefner, Ronald Reagan, Al Hirschfeld and Aerosmith. She's collaborated with many other artists or their estates, including: Chuck Jones, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Maxfield Parrish, and for seven years with Erté, AKA, the 'Father of Art Deco.' 

Space Community Recognition Art by Borgeson and Allen For the 25th annual International Space Development Conference in 2006, the Space Tourism Society and National Space Society, Borgeson and Allen created and sponsored art pieces to recognize the pioneers, visionaries and leaders in space travel, tourism and exploration. The Dennis Tito awards, featuring the 'Orbital Muse,' and the Holographic Orbit Award Crystals were given to: Paul Allen, Richard Branson, Burt Rutan, Buzz Aldrin, Dennis Tito, Anousheh Ansari, Robert Bigelow, Peter Diamandis and the Ansari Family, plus Organizations: X Prize, Virgin Galactic, Zero Gravity, JUSTSAP, and Space Composites.