Silver Moon

We have a lovely bakery near our house called Silver Moon, which makes terrific breads in traditional French-style. This post is not about bread but the moon’s deliciously imperfect surface.

• This Silver Bowl from Cyprus dates back to around 600 B.C., and looks like a piece of the moon fell on earth, retaining some of its iridescence despite a few cracks around the rim. The designs suggest celestial origins – a cast of otherworldly creatures like sphinxes and winged snakes – but the inscription leaves no doubt: “I am the bowl of Epiorwos, son of Dies.”

• This Moon Chart, signed by an artist of mysterious origin, depicts the chalky surface against black linen.

• Alan Friedman takes these photographs of the Sun from his backyard. The filters he uses turn the boiling mass into a landscape of cool, wispy grass.

• Tugboat Printshop’s The Moon is a remarkably detailed woodcut that transforms the craters and valleys into a dense, fantastical view of lush vegetation and mountain ranges.

• Beth’s Moon Globe seems to reflect entire moving galaxies in its blown glass surface, an effect intensified by a light placed inside.

• Jill’s Ring joins together two sterling silver moons in different states of oxidation and orbiting along silver bands.

• Xime and Ali’s Skirt is printed with real images of the moon, creating a rich surface of metallics.

• Lesli Takasugi’s Pendant is a tiny silver galaxy of orbiting stars and moons.

• The monoprint Double Moon by 88editions is made using gampi rice paper – both the actual paper and the packaging – and a pressed leaf.

• Scott Morriss’ Muldoon Moon is an original ink drawing for The Bluetones’ album cover.

• Craig Dorety’s Mare Nectaris carves a subtle surface of ridges and craters into evenly-streaked wood.

• Susan Kleinstub’s Necklace interprets the moon as a machine-like construction of interlocking silver and brass parts.