The Moon of William Blake

I want! I want! The moon of William  Blake. 2017

Metal, acrylic glass, LED

The English poet and artist William Blake has a small engraving, which he created in 
1793 for the book of his poems The Gates of Paradise. It was signed by the author 
"I want!, I want!", on it a young man put a ladder to the moon and tries to climb up. 
It is this desire to reach the moon that arises us when we see a real ladder to heaven. 
Let the ladder attached to the waning moon, but the desire of the impossible 
overcomes prudence.The installation is located on the roof of the school, in which 
young people receive knowledge, faith in the dream. The school as the base of the 
stairs to the moon, as the first step to a dream. 

All works as part of Museum of the Imaginary Moons ( 2003-2017)
Ichihara Art x Mix 2017, Japan

The Moon of Taneda Santoka

Somewhere the moon wanders. Moon of Taneda Santoka. 2017

Metal, acrylic glass, LED

Moon dedicated to the Japanese poet Taneda Santoka. 
He was a poet-stranger, his life passed in wanderings. 
So I imagined his moon as a vagabond with a stick. 
The crescent in round spectacles, 
in a broad-brimmed hat, the wanderer is not known where with the 
stick of a Zen monk. Young moon of the old poet who wrote the immortal lines:

Now again all day
Walked towards the wind.

Without a goal, to wander and wander.
The moon follows me.

Coming home
All in the moonlight.

Wanders around the world
My old hat
Frost covered

Ichihara Art x Mix 2017, Япония