Moon Arrow is a sculptural arrow which continually points at the moon. It is installed temporarily on shorelines and other public locations around New York City and filmed in time lapse to reveal the motion of the arrow alongside the motion of tides and people. Project website: moonarrow.net
Moon Arrow, 2018. ~ 3 ft x 3 ft x 6 ft, electronics (raspberry pi, arduino, servos), mixed materials. Designed for short term (up to 24 hours) installations.
Moon Arrow – long duration, 2019. ~ 4 ft x 4 ft x 7 ft, electronics, mixed materials. Designed for several months installation, and on view at Socrates Sculpture Park as part of the exhibition Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space, May 5 – September 3, 2019
Project website: moonarrow.net
More Moon Arrow time lapse: vimeo.com/heidineilson
This project is made possible (in part) by the New York City Urban Field Station Arts Humanities Residency Program and the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Socrates Sculpture Park.
Thanks to the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, Astoria Park Alliance, Hunters Point Park Conservancy, Socrates Sculpture Park, Tide and Current Taxi, Urban Park Rangers of Fort Totten Park, Lindsay Campbell, Bram Gunther, Nichole Henderson-Roy, Michelle Johnson, Jennifer Lantzas, Joseph Morris, Christina Perdos, Ruth Rae, Ellen Sayers, Erika Svendsen. Special thanks to Coriander Shapiro and extra-special thanks to Kim Fisher.