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Maker(s):Nesbitt, Lowell Blair
Culture:American (1933-1993)
Title:Untitled (from Moon Series)
Date Made:1969
Materials:silkscreen on black paper
Measurements:sheet: 22 1/8 in x 29 7/8 in; 56.2 cm x 75.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1991.78.4
Credit Line:Gift of Reese Palley and Marilyn Arnold Palley
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Nesbitt emphasizes a layered, glittering pattern of craters, dust, and debris on the surface of the moon. He adapted a source image from the Apollo 11 moon landing as part of a NASA program that gave artists special access to view materials from missions, to watch launches in person, and to handle lunar video and photographs. In this image, the earth rises in the background, and a lunar module, used to carry astronauts from a mother ship to the moon and back, floats across the moon’s vast surface. If celestial bodies inform how we measure time on Earth, what happens to time when perceived from the moon?

Davis Brown, Class of 2019

moons; black and white; technology; circles

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