Carrying the moon

Leonid Tishkov. Private Moon in America.
Please pick up me and my moon in some better place!

Photo by Leonid Tishkov and Colby Waller

Article from Washington Post newspaper

Carrying the moon has made Russian artist Leonid Tishkov a star


Private moon in America_photos from the scene

All photographs by Kaitlin Jencso (C)
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Journey of the Private Moon in America

Lincoln Spaceship and moon landing
National Mall, Washington DC

In silent darkness of night as white spaceship with
astronaut Abraham Lincoln flying to the moon.
Wasted power! The moon itself has landed for all people here.
Under shadow of  the Washington monument
National Mall, Washington DC

The Private moon and I in the desert solitudes that surround it,
as the tired pigs dozing in the holy calm of its protecting shadow.

...take thy form from off my door!

House of Edgar Alain Poe 
Baltimore, MD.

"Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door-  
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;-                
This it is, and nothing more."

Private moon in Accokeek forest

Red wagon.
Reiben house. Accokeek.

Broken lantern still does not go off
Pool of moonlight.
Reiben house. Accokeek.

Old pool — hat jumped in — sound of water

Moon lighthouse

Moon lighthouse of the Masonic temple.
Alexandria, VA

I bring crescent moon at threshold of the House stars as
a new cresset of forgotten truth

Wild life in the moonlight

Moon window to the ocean
National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

The ocean before risen to the moon, one day  the moon came to the ocean.
Justice has been done!

It is not the Moonfish
National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

The moon reflected in the glass and we are not
who really are?
Only ever living turtles.
Moonrise in rainforest
National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

Moon tangled vines
where is my machete?
it was taken away at the entrance to the Aquarium!


Nightfall in Antietam

At 10 am Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside's Ninth Corps began its 
assaults on the Lower Bridge. By 1 pm Federals had driven the 
Confederates from the bluff overlooking the creek. 
The battle ended about 6 pm. 
Of nearly 100, 000 soldiers engaged in battle, 
about 23,000 were killed, wounded, or missing...

Private moon on Antietam Battlefield in Maryland

Lunar preaching in Dunker Church
Antietam, Sharpsburg, MD

Where pacifists lived and grew corn
the war came and gathered the Death harvest
The moon is worried for you, earthlings!
Private Moon in Pigsty
Antietam, Sharpsburg, MD

That night the moon moved into the pigsty
and before bedtime went to tell stars goodbye
we saw her and admired her purity

Fallen Union soldier on Mumma farm
Antietam, Sharpsburg, MD

Farmer Samuel Mumma buried a fallen soldier after the battle
Never again did anyone take this shovel in hand


Private Moon in America

Hobo on the rain roof.
Capital View Terrace, Washington, D.C.
The USA project was produced in collaboration with the Hand Print Workshop International