Graffiti Moon: The Artwork

17 Feb

So I talked about how Cath Crowely’s AMAZING book GRAFFITI MOON has pretty words in it. But as I was reading, I couldn’t help wondering what exactly all the artwork Lucy and Ed talk about and bond over looked like. It was all so important to them, and I had a major hankering to see the things that inspired them as artists and brought them together as kindred spirits in so many ways. I trolled the internet and found some images. The pictures link back to their sources, so click on ’em and peek around.

Also, in my internet travels to unearth some images of works mentioned in GRAFFITI MOON, I stumbled across this post by Adele from Persnickety Snark, an AWESOME Aussie blogger. She apparently had the same urge as I did and so she made a post, too. Check out her post for some other images and a little commentary as well.

V&A Chandelier, by Dale Chihuly

V&A Chandelier (detail), by Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly is Lucy’s IDOL. And seriously, you guys NEED to check out Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures, if you think you might be interested in them. It’s a NO BRAINER that Lucy would idolize him. His stuff is STUNNING.

Solitude, by Rosalie Gascoigne

This was Ed’s favorite Rosalie Gascoigne painting.

No. 301 (Reds and Violet over Red/Red and Blue over Red) by Mark Rothko

Lucy and Ed have some good, deep talks about this Rothko.

Till the Heart Caves In by Michael Zavros

I kind of love this. Lucy uses this drawing to describe what being in love feels like. Her words are STELLAR and beautiful (I believe this is from p. 66 of my ARC): “It’s of a horse falling, tumbling from the sky, legs to the clouds. There’s no way to right itself. It seems to me it doesn’t know how it got there, or where it is, or why it’s falling…it’s got something to do with how love should be. ‘You should feel it like a horse tumbling through you’.”

4 Responses to “Graffiti Moon: The Artwork”

  1. attackthestacks February 17, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    I actually got to see some of Chihuly’s sculptures when they were on display here in Pittsburgh at Phipps Conservatory. They are AMAZING. If you haven’t seen them in person and you ever get the chance you should do it. Photos don’t do them justice AT ALL.

    Love the review, I’ve been dying to read Graffiti Moon!

  2. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books February 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    That Chihuly piece is gorgeous ❤

  3. Jacinda (@ReadingWifeJac) February 18, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    This post is just TONS of awesome! I wish I would have thought to do something like this for Graffiti Moon. Gorgeous glass!

  4. Candice February 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    So pretty! I love the glass sculpture. And the horse quote is just beautiful… I wish I was that artistically deep.

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