Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Surface of the Moon

by Steve Roden's site {and blog}

'The Surface of the Moon' was inspired by a list of «craters, mountains, and other objects» on the moon from a turn of the century map in an astronomy book called Celestial Objects for common Telescopes, by Thomas William Webb that was published for the first time in 1859.

The number of objects (sculptures) that make up the work is 490 - the same number of land formations on the list - all that were known to exist around 1910.

The Surface of the Moon, 2001approx. 24" x 1" x 840"wood, wire, wax, gesso, pencil, tin foil.

I'm still amazed about how many artists out there are inspired by the moon, and Art in the Age of Orbitization - Gotchi Universe


Princess Haiku said...

I consider myself very influenced by the Moon.

moon said...

lucky you :)