Quilled Spiral Moon

Artist-cartographer: Jennifer Grier

Title: Spiral Moon

Material, method: 1/4″ paper strips of 4 grey shades rolled into small circles, quilling

Date: 2016

Size: 8″

On display: DPS/EPSC 2016, Pasadena, CA

Awards: Little Circles 3RD Annual Quilling Contest, 2nd place

More information on how it was created


This quilled Moon is the work of lunar scientist – author – artist Jennifer Grier. The background is an actual photograph. In this work, Grier balanced scientific accuracy with design and artistic needs “to evoke the Moon in more of an emotional fashion.”

Different shades are used to represent (from dark to bright) maria, mixed areas, the highlands, and rayed craters.

Images from J. Grier’s blog, used with permission.






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