Bringing Home the Oscar

So you want to know the how to bring home an Oscar. Well, I don’t know. But I do know the people that make them. The Oscar was a topic of conversation at my most recent visit with RS Owens, one of the manufactures that we work with. They also happen to make the Oscar. Of course, while there I couldn’t resist having a little fun. I pulled out my Lego astronaut and snapped this fun photo.

An Oscar with a Lego astronaut
My Lego Astronaut next to a real Oscar (Image of Matt Damon, photographer Aidan Monaghan)


Like many people that loved the movie The Martian with Matt Damon, I was still at least happy for Leonard Dicaprio and the other winners. But enough about that, let’s talk about the Trophies!

We have worked with RS Owens for more than two decades now, and I was surprised at how big and heavy that the Oscar is. Weighing in at 8.5 pounds, it feels good in your hand. It’s tall, at 13.5 inches it towers over my little lego guy. The Oscar is hand cast and finished with 24-carat gold. Leaving the luck winner with some awesome shelf candy.

Form the same meeting I got to take a look at some of the beautiful art glass pieces that the produce. Now they don’t let us order the Oscar, but I am a big fan of their glass. We always try to keep at least a few pieces in our showroom. If you want to see their full offering check out RS Owens. If you fall in love with a piece, let us know what you need us to engrave on it and we will make it happen.

Below is a picture of an Art Grass Award that I real like. The glass portion comes from artist Orfeo Quagliata. He is a skilled artist, designer and founder of Phuze Glassworks in Mexico City, Mexico.

Art Glass Award
Liquid Sapphire Pyramid Art Glass Award

I love the blues and the way that light filters through it. Orfeo, the artist describes it as “boiled glass”. His work explores color, light, and geometry bringing all of these elements together in a dramatic fusion of color. It’s a great piece.

Of course, the other fun thing about this Oscar experience was casting the part of our Lego astronaut. Bellow you can see the different iterations of The Martian that we put together.

Lego auditions for The Martiann
All of the Lego figures that we cannibalized to create our Lego Martian (Right, photographer Aidan Monaghan. Center, photographer Me. Left , photographer Kurt Isarienko)

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