DEPARTURE (2015 - ongoing)
In honour of this relationship and the moon’s gentle migration, Departure is a life-long drawing / measurement
series, documenting the additional distance that would
need to be travelled should we choose to return.
As of January 2017 there are forty-four drawings that collectively measure 1m 66.32 cm. Each year on December 14, I add a new
a drawing to the collection.
The moon is slowly receding as the Earth’s rotation falters — a consequence of the inescapable symmetry and reciprocity in our underlying dynamics. As a result, distance between us expands by approximately 3.78cm each year.
On December 14, 1972 Apollo XVII successfully lifted off the lunar surface, marking the end of our last manned mission to the moon. Since then, forty-four years have passed and we are still yet to
return. Every year we wait the journey becomes a little longer.