Luna Piena Now on View at Linea Arianna Glass Factory in Murano

Luna Piena Now on View at Linea Arianna Glass Factory in Murano

After years illuminating Venice's Vallaresso / San Marco Vaporetto stop, Judi Harvest's monumental Luna Piena (Full Moon) is now on view at the Linea Arianna glass factory in Murano. A glowing marvel of steel and 2,070 masterfully hand-blown Murano glass spheres, Luna Piena was transported in July 2014 to Linea Arianna, where Harvest has been collaborating with Murano glassblowers for over two decades. Harvest will host a Moon Dance event September 9 from 6-9 pm at the Linea Arianna.

Approximately 1.5 metric tons and 2.2 meters diameter, Luna Piena lights up in 3-second intervals resulting in a full moon every 5 minutes; a moon face appears when the sculpture is fully illuminated. The blown glass colors of Luna Piena are inspired by Tiepolo frescos.

"Luna Piena embodies the magic of the universe and is a warning to be more aware and loving with our environment," says Harvest. "The universe continues to inspire and surprise us--art may imitate life, and occasionally transcend it."

Also on view and available for acquisition at Linea Ariana Glass factory will be a variety of Harvest's other work from "Denatured: Honeybees + Murano" .

About Judi Harvest

Judi Harvest is a New York-based artist who has worked and exhibited in Venice since 1987. She studied painting at the New York Studio School and began working with master glassmaker Giorgio Giuman and his family at the Linea Arianna glass factory in Murano in 1988. Along with exhibitions of her paintings and glass sculptures in Venice, she has created three glass-based public artworks in the city: Fragmented Peace, Buddha (2003, installed at the Vallaresso vaporetto stop),Luna Piena/Full Moon (2005, currently on view at the Linea Arianna glass factory in Murano), and Venetian Satellite (2006, first shown at the Caffè Florian in Piazza San Marco and currently on view in New York in the lobby of the West Chelsea Arts Building).

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