Thirteen Moons is a rules based installation project that records my experience of the New Canaan Nature Center over twenty four hours for thirteen different moon cycles.  For each of the thirteen moons I make twenty four unique visits to the nature center, one for every hour of the day.  For each moon cycle I adopt a unique set of parameters. Thirteen Moons will be exhibited at the Carriage Barn in New Canaan, CT from November 5-21.

Flower Moon, 35 views-24 hours
2020
Watercolor on Paper
66" x 71"

Suite of 35 individual paintings, each 12" x 9"
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons watercolor on paper
Buck Moon
2020
watercolor on paper
variable; individual paintings are 12" x 9"

Suite of 24 watercolor paintings
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Watercolor on paper
Buck Moon
2020
Watercolor on paper
variable; individual paintings are 12" x 9"

Suite of 24 watercolor paintings
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Watercolor on Paper
Buck Moon, detail
2020
Watercolor on Paper
variable; individual paintings are 12" x 9"

Suite of 24 watercolor paintings
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Watercolor on paper bound as accordion book
Harvest Moon
2020
Watercolor on paper bound as accordion book
14' x 12", variable

Two accordion books, each containing 12 pages.
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Watercolor on paper bound as accordion book
Harvest Moon, detail
2020
Watercolor on paper bound as accordion book
14' x 12", variable

Two accordion books, each containing 12 pages.
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Watercolor on paper bound as accordion book
Harvest Moon, detail
2020
Watercolor on paper bound as accordion book
14' x 12", variable

Two accordion books, each containing 12 pages.
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Ink and Graphite on Rice Paper
Hunter Moon
2020
Ink and Graphite on Rice Paper
8x96"

Each specimen collected was drawn on the scroll; the time and location of each specimen is noted.
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons ink and graphite on mulberry paper scroll
Hunter Moon, detail
2020
ink and graphite on mulberry paper scroll
8" x 96", variable
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons ink and graphite on mulberry paper scroll
Hunter Moon, detail
2020
ink and graphite on mulberry paper scroll
8" x 96", variable

scroll
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Organic Material
Hunter Moon Specimens
2021
Organic Material
variable
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Acrylic, graphite, stabilo crayon and gesso on New York Times
Beaver Moon
2020
Acrylic, graphite, stabilo crayon and gesso on New York Times
Suite of 24 22x12"; overall dimension 70x120"
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Benjamin Moore Paint Swatches on Paper
Cold Moon
2021
Benjamin Moore Paint Swatches on Paper
48" x 63"

The swatches are arranged in topographical format.
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons
Cold Moon Research
2021
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons
Cold Moon Research
2021
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Watercolor with acrylic
Wolf Moon
2021
Watercolor with acrylic
24" x 144"

Weather Data expressed in graph form
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons
Wolf Moon Research
2021
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Photograph
Snow Moon
2021
Photograph
48x144", installed.
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Trace Monotype on Gessoed Yupo
Worm Moon, detail
2021
Trace Monotype on Gessoed Yupo
Suite of 24, each 9.5x8"

Colors were chosen while looking down and assigned a Benjamin Moore paint color. Only the names of the colors are shown.
Cynthia MacCollum Thirteen Moons Specimen Jars containing air collected at the Nature Center
Surgeon Moon
2021
Specimen Jars containing air collected at the Nature Center
dimensions variable (21 jars)