momu is a Painter and Landscape Installation artist living and working in NYC. Presented here in photographic form, the Landscape Installation series are created on location all over the United States.
The first Landscape Installation began back in 2002 and has developed slowly and organically over the years. The Summer of 2011 marks the first time any of the Stories have appeared 'publicly'.
In Ocober of 2011, The first Landscape Installation Series that would come to be known as 'Project 1776' began at a secret location along the shores of southern New Jersey. The 'Flight of the Falconers' Series was the first of many that would take place on the East Coast Revolutionary War lands, the ancient estuaries of the Lenape people. More recently, the Project 1776 series traveled far to the lands of Kauai and Oahu; in the near future, Maui. Barbados is in the works as well as the planning stages of a few more 'hidden' mainland locations.
The Photos presented are 'Stills' taken from various Landscape Installation Series created between 2003-2015. The Stories have been inspired by our present world, within the archaeology & astronomy of our ancient myths, legends & histories. Each Installation builds on the previous, with characters interacting and often moving between different landscapes.
As with all true myths, there is no end and no beginning. There is only the Story. Within the interweaving of the mysteries, worlds of possibility open up. As each myth crosses over to the next, this interaction or cross section produces new realities. It is a glance towards the future unfolding - to a place unknown and ever changing.
Each Landscape Installation was created on location and in transit. Each Story is made up of many hundreds of stills and here you will find a small selection of images. The Photo stills stand as individual artworks but the final pieces are considered in their entirety as groups of Photo Installation, Painting, Sculpture and Video.
Exhibitions, Awards and Publications:
December 2014. 'Flight of the Falconers' Greenpoint Gallery Salon Show. Brooklyn, NY
February 2013. ArtSlant 2nd Showcase Winner - Photography - Project 1776, 'Heaven Sent' Trinity Church, NYC. George's Birthday 2-22-2012
November 2012. ArtSlant 6th Showcase Winner - Photography - Project 1776, 'Betsy Ross Returns" Washington DC.
October 2012. Global Health Bridge Art Auction, 25 CPW Gallery, New York, NY.
September 2012. ArtSlant 5th Showcase Winner - Photography - Project 1776 'George's Ashes' ~ Trinity Church NYC. Ash Wednesday, 2-22-2012.
July 2012. ArtSlant 4th Showcase Winner - Photography - Project 1776, 'Communion of Saints' - George at Morris Mansion NYC. Presidents Weekend 2012.
April 2012. ArtSlant 2nd Showcase Winner - Photography - Project 1776, 'Falconers Descend'. Washington DC, New Years Eve 2011.
February 2012. ArtSlant 1st Showcase Winner - Photography - Flight of the Falconers (Land of the Lenape). A secret beach in NJ. Project 1776 initiated.
October 2011. Printed Publication: 'Creation Stories: Tiamat's Primordial Man - Those that came from the Sea' Hesa Inprint, Helsinki Finland
October 2011. Webzine / blog: 'Creation Stories: Pele's Love Volcano Series Hesa Inprint, Helsinki Finland
October 2011. ArtSlant 5th Showcase Winner - Photography - Kimono Kids: Tendou Mushi 'Way of Heaven' ( Ladybug's Prayer for Japan ) Aztec, NM.
October 2011. Global Health Bridge Art Auction, 25 CPW Gallery, New York, NY
August 2011. Greenpoint Gallery Summer Salon Show. Brooklyn, NY
August 2011. ArtSlant 4th Showcase Winner - Photography - 'Overlooked' Robin Hood & Kimono Kids at Mesa Verde, Colorado.
2003-2011 Travel and creating Landscape Installations
2001 Artwalk New York. Chelsea Piers NY, NY
2000 Artwalk New York. Puck Building New York, NY
1999 Artwalk New York. Puck Building New York, NY
1997 Bataclan Galerie, Paris, France
1997 Parsons Paris Gallery, Paris, France
1996 Parsons Paris Gallery, Paris, France
1995 Parsons Gallery, New York, NY