The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”
― Tahereh Mafi
Willcox Buyck & Williams
Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Over 21 feet in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each inch of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 12.5 miles of the moon’s surface.
In Florence SC , the Museum of the Moon will be presented in different ways both indoors and outdoors, thus altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from one place to the other, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programs their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon.
Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures,
installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 19 years, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. He is known worldwide for his large-scale public artworks.