Luna Piena / Full Moon
Stainless steel and Murano glass, welded in 28 segments filled with 2070 blown glass spheres, lighting up in 3 second intervals resulting in a full moon every 5 minutes. Moon face appears when fully illuminated. 2.2 meters diameter. Approx. 1.5 metric tons.
Currently in Venice, Italy,
Vallaresso / San Marco vaporetto stop
The colors of Luna Piena's hand blown Murano glass spheres are inspired by Tiepolo frescos in Venice.
LUNA PIENA/FULL MOON is for everyone who has ever wondered, How did we get here? Where are we going and Why are we here?
I consider myself fortunate to be living at a time when mankind is so close to seeing a truly alien world. Science and art have the power to transport us to totally different worlds, both literal and metaphorical and to take us where our imaginations may never have otherwise traveled. LUNA PIENA/FULL MOON embodies the magic of the universe and is a warning to be more aware and loving with our environment. The evolution from FRAGMENTED PEACE Buddha (2003), symbol of enlightenment, to the universal symbol of the FULL MOON we can all touch comes from a desire to dream of a place that is OUT OF THIS WORLD and encourages reaching for the Moon.
The universe continues to inspire and surprise us—art may imitate life, and occasionally transcend it.
Judi Harvest, 2005
Luna Piena/Full Moon may be aquired. Please contact:
Judi Harvest Judiart2000@aol.com Tel. 001- 212-960-3100
Special Thanks to:
Ammiraglio Gabriele Calcagno e Silvana Calcagno, Ammiraglio Stefano Vignani, Ammiraglio Tiberio Piattelli, Guardia Costiera, Venezia
Presidente ACTV, Venezia
Sponsored in part by the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation