Artwork inspired by mapping of the south polar region of the moon
The moon is often viewed of as a powder grey, lifeless sphere - a distant place of dry desolation - and yet it exerts a powerful and present influence on us. I've tried to touch on this by presenting the moon in a way that reflects its potency.
Our need to map the surface of the moon has always been a fascination to me since the time I browsed the pages of my first Luna atlas as a young boy. Maps of the earth or of an area close to home are not only made to journey, but also as a result of the desire for economic control, assertion, or self advantage. In contrast, creating a map of the moon seems more driven by curiosity and our thirst for a broader context.
There is something satisfying, comforting, and beautiful when I look at a well produced map. I search for form and structure, I try to fathom the scale of a place, how I might stand there, how I might feel. Maps connect me. My hope with the work Moonlight is that it encourages us to view the familiar in a different light.