“Many Moons”, Hand-embroidered catalog pages by Shaun Kardinal

Shaun Kardinal

“Many Moons”

Hand-embroidered catalog pages
16 x 9.5 inches

A while back I came across a Hasselblad catalog, full of photos taken by astronauts during the late 60s Apollo missions.

Discovering it, tucked away in the back of one of my favorite antique treasure stores, I felt an immediate draw. Surely my love of Hasselblad’s cameras contributed to this, but there was a certain nostalgia I felt as well, even though I was born long after the events captured. I knew for certain that I had to take it home with me, that I would find a purpose for it within my work.

For many months (moons), the catalog sat in a drawer. Every time I saw it, I felt that same compelling draw. Then, a few months ago, I awoke with the idea you see here.

The series was exhibited in full at Seattle Weekly’s Artopia.

(original text from shaunkardinal.com)