“I’m only limited by my imagination in what can be produced. Anything is possible.
Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon comes to the Wye Valley River Festival straight from the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Luke is from Bristol, but has been working internationally for 20 years, creating extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. His multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects and he is best known for his large-scale public artworks. Museum of the Moon is one of Luke’s newest arts projects to have caught the public’s imagination.
Jerram builds and manages specialist teams of engineers, craftsmen and technicians to help him realise his works – from composers to glassblowers, medieval musicologists to hot air balloonists. His ongoing research of perception is fuelled by the fact that he is colour-blind. He studies the qualities of space and perception in extreme locations, from the freezing forests of Lapland to the sand dunes of the Sahara desert. New ways of seeing and new artworks emerge from these research field trips.
The artist: Luke Jerram https://www.lukejerram.com/about/
How the moon was made: https://my-moon.org/research/