Moon Dream

Artist: Benik Motevosian

Medium: Steel

Year: 2001

Directions to this Sculpture

Moon Dream

Born in Armenia and having difficulties assimilating into American culture, Motevosian spent a lot of time along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. While watching the sun fade and the moon gain intensity, he found himself “split between two worlds of being Armenian and American.”

“I stare at the moon and dream of being in both worlds, imagining how things would be as an Armenian and as an American. My sculpture Moon Dream represents exactly that, one heart dreaming of two moons.”

Where do you think the moons are in this sculpture? Where is the one heart?

Explore what places have made you feel this way? Why?