What an intriguing book theme...the Moon and the Madonna. It conjures up visions of religious icons. Indeed, the previous work in this book centered around this type of imagery.
Being a Moon Child, I was more drawn to the "moon" part of the theme. In a previous moon-themed book, I had played with the texture of heated Tyvek to create the lunar surface. I didn't want to repeat that here.
I remembered a day back in September when a few art friends and I got together and played with Citrasolv. We took National Geographic pages and saturated them with the solvent. In time, our pages morphed into glorious cosmic backgrounds. I pulled out the pages I had made and found a set that reminded me of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. It would serve as the perfect "universe" upon which I would place my moon.
But what to do with the moon? I thought of the Man in the Moon and that led me to picture Madonna in the Moon. For some reason, I thought of the iconic image of Cher in the Moonstruck movie poster. Cher in the Moon.
For fun, I created a "flip" moon page so I could feature both Madonna in the Moon as well as Cher in the Moon. So here it is--a fresh take on the Moon and the Madonna theme. What do you think?