MARVEL AT THE MOON
It’s not quite the Moon on a stick, but this beautiful artwork from Luke Jerram is an uncannily realistic representation of our cosmic companion. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the inflatable moon-balloon uses high-res NASA imagery of the lunar surface and internal lighting to create its mesmeric effect, while a sound installation from composer Dan Jones adds to the ambience. It’s been touring the world since 2016, and was photographed here at the SaintGeorge swimming pool in Rennes, France. Its next stop will be Belfast’s W5 science centre, before it heads to UK venues throughout the year (see my-moon.org for the full list of dates).
Jerram has a knack for making art that captures the public imagination. His other projects have included a giant 95m water slide down Bristol’s Park Street, a menagerie of microbes rendered as glass sculptures, and
Play Me, I’m Yours, which has seen more than 1,850 street pianos being installed in cities around the world.