Mike Estee Designer / Engineer

Collaborations, Projects & Performances (2002—2015)


 

Ark of The Moon
Ark of The Moon
Ark of The Moon
Ark of The Moon

Ark of The Moon

2014

Ark of The Moon is a floating, inflatable, 15’ diameter, white geodesic dome. The idea of a floating moon, half-submerged in the lake, was conceived by Bay Area artist, Claire Woods for the outdoor boat building event, Tipsy. I designed the structure, and lead a group of volunteers in its fabrication.

“The Ark of the Moon is a floating rendition of our little blue planet's only natural satellite. We aim not to hang the moon, but to float it, half immersed in the waters of Lake Ladoga. Our ship affects the look of a full moon rising over water, but in its perpetually half-sunk state, is also a sign of the natural order gone anarchically awry.”

Materials: ripstop nylon, polyester thread, zippers, nylon mesh