The Moth and the Moon (Li-Po)

1974
Bernard Childs (American, 1910–1985)


Object Place: New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 30.8 x 17.5 x 18.2 cm (12 1/8 x 6 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.604

Medium or Technique

Acrylic, electrical components

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Sculpture

Black acrylic base supports a vertical rectangular composition of a crescent moon, above which floats a moth. The design has been cut into clear acrylic that has been laminated into a large block. A narrow, hollow rectangle of green acrylic is positioned directly behind the first. Colored lights illuminate the sculpture from below.

Inscription

Engraved into lower right hand corner, Childs/ 1974."

Provenance

Gift from the artist's widow.

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Childs in honor of Margret Craver Withers and in memory of Charles C. Withers

Copyright

Estate of Bernard Childs