A Love Letter to the Moon continued

Posted: September 2, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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A-Love-Letter-to-the-Moon-framed-Mo-15“A Love Letter to the Moon” Mo 15
Moon Ladder 1 – drafting film, boar bristles stitched with a couple of silver strands of my hair, mother of pearl button, red thread, graphite, the Moon boat – antique manuscript parchment circa 1812, turquoise & glass beads, emu feather, passionfruit vine tendril, collaged with a native grass (species unknown), singed Japanese abaca paper, “whisper” silk organza from Beautiful Silks, grape vine tendrils, flax and cotton threads on mulberry calligraphy paper, Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, and Saunders Waterford H/P 425 gsm mounted on  masonite board painted and covered with cotton mosquito netting, recycled frame painted and waxed
moon-ladder-framing-the-moonplaying with the Moon
framing-the-moon have been to the moon and back again this week in preparation for taking The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow to the printers this morning!

  1. dinahmow says:

    It looks so tactile. I want to touch it.

  2. Liz says:

    As much as I loved the moon boat and ladder before, now I can’t imagine them in any other setting but this.

    Congrats on your trip to the printers!

  3. What a lot in such a short space, prints and moon ladders. It is that huge investment of time and work that sets the nerves going, isn’t it. Luna love to you both.

    • Mo Crow says:

      it’s the best I can do…. with one year ’til the launch when the 100 books are printed they will each be hand coloured and have a heart talisman bookmark stitched into the headband, Old Man Crow will have the recordings polished by the end of April next year to burn the 400 CDS that will go in the back covers, the original drawings will be pinned to the gallery walls and all the sidelines that are crow related ie the crow amulets, the hands of fate & stage accoutrements will be exhibited as well, it will be the first time in my 60 years on the planet that I have enough work to fill a gallery!

  4. ravenandsparrow says:

    Go and good luck Mo! I love the framing, both twine and wood, and the wispy wake and tendrils behind the boat. This is so clean, yet so mysterious….like the moon.

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks Dana, there’s a part of me that always feels the drawings are just a rough idea for the 3D object so this piece is sort of like a step in between drawing and sculpture

  5. Wow! Wonderful Mo and good luck wishes today!

  6. Marti says:

    Mo, I’m coming here at a little over 7 am Wed. Sept 2nd so I know that you have been to the printers and are back home. Let me just say that I understand the nerves of getting to this point but dear Mo and Old Man Crow, what an absolutely tremendous day and one step closer to one of the most meaningful, loving and creative celebratory culminations next year…well done both of you and congratulations and deep joy on this amazing journey.

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for the good words Marti, the meeting with the printers went well, had a list of points to talk about and they answered them all, they were blown away by the leather covers and the deep blacks I got out of my home printer with the Red River Premium Matte double sided paper. That was a huge milestone with one year to go, feels like we’re heading for the home stretch now.

  7. Carol says:

    I’m so pleased to be here a little late so that I know you survived your printer visit well. I felt nervous for you reading all of the above so it was a relief to see your last reply. Your ladder is so very beautiful, breathtaking in fact. ((((Mo))))

  8. fiona says:

    Congrats on this very important step Mo – sounds like things are on track…exciting! loving the moon and all that it offers us, go well.

  9. karmadondruplhamo says:

    love the above…to Fiona….”feels like our whole lives have been moving to this point”….
    WHAT a beautyFull realization, really, that they really Have……

    • Mo Crow says:

      well y’know when we didn’t get the independent artist grant we thought about pulling the plug on the whole thing as the printing costs will have to go on Old Man Crow’s credit card but oh what the heck, what else would we be doing at this stage of the game? may as well make it a celebration before we shuffle off into that good night

  10. This piece is just breathtaking, Mo; what you have added to it makes it even more perfect. Big, big congrats on taking the “Illustrated Lyrics…” to the printer!! you must be beside yourself with excitement after all the work you’ve put into it…

    Also, thanks for the link to the article by Michael Leunig – so well expressed!

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