Handmade Drawing of the Moon

Handmade Drawing of the Moon is a series of charcoal drawings I made between 2008 and 2015. These moon drawings were made by drawing the outline of a circle by hand in one motion, after which I filled out its details as best I could. At the time, I was fascinated by the idea of imperfect perfection, considering the hand drawn circle to reflect both qualities. Perfect, because drawn 100% naturally, imperfect because not geometrically 100% correct. I once wrote a more reflective letter about this process to some people who had purchased one of my moons. You can read that letter here.

I exhibited these moons in several settings, among them at the group show Secret Surface at KunstWerke, Berlin in 2016, where they accidently and somewhat comically installed it upside down. But then again, when it comes to the moon, what’s up and down anyway?