January 2021

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Erika Blumenfeld: The Rock Fan Who Loves Light Shows. By Paul Carey-Kent. Seisma profiles Blumenfeld and three projects that converge her love of art and science—her photography of bioluminescence, her encyclopedic drawings of shooting stars, and her virtual 3D library of NASA’s space rocks.

December 2020

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Rocks from Other Worlds Now Virtually Available. By Catherine Ragin Williams. NASA announces the official public launch of Blumenfeld’s Astromaterials 3D project.

December 2020

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Blumenfeld’s project in collaboration with NASA, Astromaterials 3D, goes live, bringing a virtual interactive 3D library of NASA’s Apollo Lunar Samples and Antarctic Meteorites Collections to researchers and the public for the first time.

October 2019

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Blumenfeld is awarded a public art grant from the Houston Mayoral Office of Cultural Affairs and Art League Houston to create a community-embedded sculpture from her Sky Scrolls series, collecting people’s memories and stories of their experiences of the night sky.

October 2019

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University of Houston School of Art presents Blumenfeld’s talk, Consequence of Wonder, a journey into the connections between the human and lithic realms, stories of our cosmic heritage, links between wonder and wellbeing, and her work over the last 20 years.

July 2019

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NASA Effort Digitizes Moon Rock, Making 3D Sample Available Beyond Researchers. By Noah Michelsohn. NASA feature on Blumenfeld’s Astromaterials 3D project teaser release of the first lunar sample picked up on the Moon, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.

October 2018

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Fireballs and Wonder: Artist Explores New Trajectories for Making NASA’s Astromaterials Accessible and Relatable. By Morgan McAllister. NASA feature highlighting Blumenfeld’s artist-in-residence creating her Astromaterials 3D project at Johnson Space Center.