×
Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011Candescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011 – installation in progressCandescent Moon, Melbourne, 2011 – installation in progress

Related Content

Candescent Moon Linear

Louise Martin Chew writes: “The grouping of Lunar Circle: Night (2011) with its moonlight flicker on evolving dark circles and the linear Candescent Moon Linear: No 1 (2012) that traces the progression of colour across the planet, is interspersed with the vibrating optical movement harnessed in Liquid Light: 66 Degrees (2011). These works speak to …

Lunar

The moon has a powerful allure, brimming with beauty, legend and myth. Its constant presence reminds us of the heavenly bodies beyond our own planet, the vastness of our solar system and the timeless nature of the world we live in. As it orbits the earth, the moon seemingly changes appearance due to its position …

Candescent Moon, 101 Collins St, Melbourne

(Site-specific commission for 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, in collaboration with Andrew Crick)
Commissioner: Bates Smart for 101 Collins Street

Candescent Moon suggests universal themes of sequences, celestial orders and lunar rhythms. These ideas are particularly pertinent to the modern, corporate lifestyle, where life is a delicate balance within daily cycles of time and the forces of nature’s flux and unpredictability.

Candescent Moon is an artwork that encourages interactivity with the viewer. That is, as the viewer moves around the work its appearance and nature change from light to dark and from one texture to another. This sequential change can represent a change in time such as the passing from day into night. It could equally stand for changes in temperature, from warm to cold. Furthermore, it encompasses major celestial events such as a lunar eclipse, when the earth obscures the sun’s light from illuminating the moon.

The work evokes a timeless quality, bridging the gap between the everyday and our greater universe, reminding us that our lives are governed by the forces of nature and transience.