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Title: Oceanic Moon
Date: 2011
Medium: Five panel washi paper work with luminescent pigment and aquatint
Dimensions: Each sheet approx.: 198.1 x 108 cm (78 x 42 1/2 in.) Overall approx.: 198.1 x 533.4 cm (78 x 210 in.)
Credit Line: Acquired through the generosity of Judith Stoikov, Class of 1963
Object Number: 2012.058 a-e
Label Text: Sarah Brayer’s poured washi paper works are made in Imadate, Echizen, traditionally known as a paper-making center. She works with master women papermakers there who assist her in moving the large screens needed for making monumental works like this one.

Oceanic Moon contains luminescent fibers and is meant to be experienced in a ten-minute cycle.

Rochester-based musician Steve Greene ( was commissioned to create a special soundtrack, titled “Luminous Cicadas,” specifically for this work. (“Moon," curated by Ellen Avril and presented at the Johnson Museum August 25, 2018-January 13, 2019)

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