by Cecil Herring
Spacescapes® Trademark History
was awarded a trademark 12/26/2000 by the United States Patent
and Trademark Office.
I got sick with irreular heart beat in 2008 and eventually had
to get a pacemaker. I was too sick to do the things required
to keep my trademark active. I now have reapplied for a new Spacescapes©
trademark. I have used the name since 1971, making 40 years of
continuous use, I have had my website www.spacescapes.com posted
continuously since 1997.
Card from Spacescapes®ß Show, October, 1971 at Center
Gallery, 49 W. 57th Street, N.Y., N.Y. Work on card is "Take
me to your leader."
Steel and sprayable PVC "Spacescapes®" Sculpture.
painted in DayGlo paints
4' x 3'
come up with some very strange welded shapes in the late 60s.
Then I heard of a sprayable vinyl called polyvinyl chloride that
served as coatings for naval fleets. "Mothballing" naval
fleets it was called. The material was tough to use and required
a heavy diesel compressor with an expensive Binks pressure gun/hose/pot
assembly to force this viscous molasses like material into a spray
pattern at 85 psi/23 cfm. I then set about learning the process.
It was not easy, particularly learning to operate the heavy equipment
with pressure pots and hoses and spray guns.
was all worth it though because the results were magical - very
spacey with holes blown. The webbing agent had a spanability factor
of some 24 inches and thus could create curvilinear planes! This
was before algorhythmic geometry I think. I made them before there
was math to describe them! At one point a math professor from
Rollins asked me to create a "perfect circle" using
pvc and his wire and wood model.
69 - 72, I used the St. Petersburg Dog Track and the Melbourne
Airport for my outdoor working studios. PVC was quite flammable
and had a low flash point from its use of ketones. I'm sure it
is banned now by the EPA!
any rate, I let these strange bones and skinlike structures dry
and harden and then I painted them in DayGlo paints. They were
plenty wild! So they deserved a wild name and it happened in 1971
for my show in New York at the Center Gallery, set for October
spring I had shown the works at Palm Beach then was invited to
be in the Village show in New York.I
showing in the Spring '71 Village Show when the sculptures were
seen by some gallery people from Center Gallery, 49 west 57th
Gallery Director Evelyn Marks, asked me what I called my sculptures.
for a minute and said 'Well...they are landscapes in space - Spacescapes!'
how Spacescapes® came to be. Just a slip of my tongue
the show opened, a CBS minicam crew came to the gallery, interviewed
me and filmed the show. I knew a reporter there, Bill Larson,
and had called him for some press coverage. He saw my show, was
impressed at its strangeness and said maybe since it had been
a slow news day he "could send the "crew " around."
The gallery people were ecstatic and actually did not believe
me when I came and said CBS TV was coming to film the show. CBS
was only a couple of blocks away and sure enough around 1 p.m.
they all showed up complete with camera and crew. I got dressed
and was interviewed.
broadcast came on Saturday at 6 p.m. Evening News,Channel 7, New
York, October, 1971 right after an interview with General Gavin.
As the news anchor began, Now we have " Spacescapes®,
by an artist from Florida who has been influenced by our space
show, Oct. 1971
this was 2 years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon the first
time! The Apollo program was going strong.
used my name, Spacescapes® for 41 years now!
about Spacescapes® have appeared in Orlando Sentinel, Florida
Today, London Telegraph, Sanford Herald, Miami Herald, Plating
and Surface Finishing Magazine and other publications included
as my website here! Who knew Spacescapes© would be on computers!
I had to learn all this technology to get tthe Spacescapes name,
ideas and concept up in lights! My training, shows, and all my
work are listed on my Resume page.
1999, after researching my use and invention of the name, and
the 30 year Spaceescapes history with mountains of documentation,
attorneys at the U.S.Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. awarded
me a serial number for Spacescapes®.
I was interviewed by Discovery Channel for a documentary they
are doing about Apollo 13 since I covered that mission also.
and pvc on plexiglass
of Sydny Hyman, New York
Me To your Leader
steel and plastic
and pvc, hand painted
of Dr. and Mrs. Pat Unger
work came from my looking at National Geographic Magazine and
a story about the tripod fish which resides over a thousand feet
in the Pacific Ocean. Dr. Chase the explorer who invented a submarine
to photograph this fish, gave me permission to use the pictures
to build my own real looking sculpture.
steel and Polyvinyl Chloride
x 8 x 10
the Magic Dragon
website, spacescapes.com, registered as Cecil Herring's domain
in September 1997, exhibits Spacescapes® art works.
has created art for many years, experimenting, exploring space
conceptually, in many media - in 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional
photography,l landscapes, digital art, wearable art. sculpture.
are for sale on PayPal. Shipping using UPS.
works on this website are original works by Cecil Herring. They
are under copyright© protection and may not be used in any
way except by express permission by Cecil Herring.
artist for publications pay scale and one time usage.