The Moonlight Installation from Yang Yong Liang

December 11th, 2013 | Space
The Moonlight 1

LED Light Box:200 × 200 cm, Oil Painting On The Acrylic light film, Water Pool : 500 × 1000cm

The Moonlight 2

The Moonlight 3

Yang Yong Liang is the Chinese contemporary artist responsible for this breathtaking installation titled, “The Moonlight”. The piece was oil painted onto an acrylic light film with LEDs attached to the back. Then, the moonlight was beamed onto a reflective water pool to get this amazing final scene.

Here’s a picture of the piece with the room lights on, to give you an idea of how it was made:

The Moonlight 4

China has been showing a strong interest in the Moon lately. Reportedly, up to 1,000,000 citizens are now working in their space program. They recently launched the Chang’e-3 lunar lander, with the Jade Rabbit Moon rover on board, hoping to achieve a “soft landing,” which would be a critical step on the way to putting a person safely on the Moon.

Here’s an interesting podcast from Science Friday discussing China’s lunar plans. Maybe we will see a race to Mars between the US and China in the near future?

For more artwork from Yang Yong Liang, head over to his site.


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