Between the Sun and the Moon

‘Between the Sun and the Moon’ by Elisa Artesero, Summertown, Oxford, UK, 2022

This series of artistic and poetic interventions is inspired by the works of one of Summertown’s most famous former residents, J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’. The spatial layout takes symbolic inspiration from the iconic front cover, with the Sun- and Moon- inspired sculptures sitting at opposite ends.

The daytime presence of the Sun Sculpture captures sunlight to cast gently shifting patterns across the floor, at times forming a magical light gateway. This begins the poetic journey from twilight to midnight, a conversation between the Sun and Moon connected by light and shadow poetry across the walkway.