When The Moon Hits Your Eye You'll Love This Beautiful Moon Artwork
Has it ever seemed like the moon was so close you could touch it? Russian artists Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov have created a series of artwork titled “Private Moon”, where they give life to a man and his moon.
Tishkov says that each image is a poetic tale and has written poetic verses to go with each picture. The idea for this project came from a painting of a moon in a tree by Rene Magritte.
Working together, Tishkov created the artwork while Bendikov brought the man and his moon to life by photographing the story. They used a big moon-shaped lightbox for this project.
Tishkoy tells the touching story of the moon: ““Private Moon” is a visual poem telling the story of a man who met the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life. In the upper world, in fact in the attic of his own house, he saw the Moon falling off from the sky. Once she was hiding from the Sun in a dark and damp tunnel. But the passing trains frightened her. Now she came to this man’s house. Having wrapped the Moon with warm blankets he treated her with autumn apples, gave her a cup of tea, and when she got well he took her in his boat across the dark river to the high bank overgrown with moon pine-trees. He descended into the lower world dressed in the clothes of his deceased father and then returned from there lighting up his path with his personal Moon. Crossing the borderline between the two worlds across a narrow bridge, immersed in a dream and taking care of this heavenly creature, the man became a mythological being living in a real world as in a fairytale.”
This type of artwork gives a magical, mystical feeling and makes me wish I could have my very own personal moon. I would pet it, and hug it, and cuddle with it…..and then probably be thrown into a mental institution. Even still, it would be so worth it to have one of these.
What do you think of this artwork? Can you see the story being told in each image?
Copyrighted images used with permission. Please visit Leonid Tishkov's site for more of his artwork.