Many Moons, 2011

Many Moons

Many Moons, hand-embroidered catalog pages, 16 x 9-1/2 inches.

A while back I came across this Hasselblad catalog, full of photos taken by astronauts during the late 60s Apollo missions.

Discovering it, tucked away in the back of one of my favorite antique treasure stores, I felt an immediate draw. Surely my love of Hasselblad’s cameras contributed to this, but there was a certain nostalgia I felt as well, even though I was born long after the events captured. I knew for certain that I had to take it home with me, that I would find a purpose for it within my work.

Moon No. 1

Moon No. 1, 8 x 9-1/2 inches

For many months (moons), the catalog sat in a drawer. Every time I saw it, I felt that same compelling draw. Then, a few months ago, I awoke with the idea you see here.

Moon No. 5

Moon No. 5, 7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

The series was exhibited in full at Seattle Weekly’s Artopia.

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Moon No. 2

Moon No. 2, 8 x 9 inches

Moon No. 2 (detail)

Moon No. 2 (detail)

Moon No. 3

Moon No. 3, 8 x 9-1/2 inches

Moon No. 4

Moon No. 4, 8 x 9-1/2 inches

Moon No. 10

Moon No. 10, 4 x 4 inches

Moon No. 13

Moon No. 13, 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches

Moon No. 6

Moon No. 6, 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches

Moon No. 8

Moon No. 8, 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

Moon No. 7

Moon No. 7, 7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

Moon No. 11

Moon No. 11, 3-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches

Moon No. 12

Moon No. 12, 3-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches

Moon No. 9

Moon No. 9, 8 x 5-1/2 inches