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 momu has shown any of the Stories 'publicly'. For the past 9 years, the world has been her studio, the land and sky have been her guide.
The Photos presented are 'Stills' taken from various Landscape Installation Series created between 2003-2011. The Stories have been inspired by our present world, within the archeology & 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.
*Each photo presented here includes Story outline.
Exhibitions, Awards and Publications:
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
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
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