An Eclipse of Moths is a public art installation presented as part of PVDFEST 2016 by Mid-Ocean Studio's artists Marly Rogers, Anna Snyder, and Jennifer Dalton Vincent. It was on view from June 1 - June 22, 2016.

 

The installation consisted of 20 vibrantly colored moths clustered up the second and third floor of the Arnold building’s northwest corner (located at 100 Washington Street). The moths are approximately 30 inches in diameter and are cut out of .025 aluminum with 3M reflective vinyl laminated on both sides. Their detailing is accomplished with custom designed vinyl stickers.

 

An Eclipse of Moths

Providence, RI

Photo by Karen Philippi

Concept

 

An Eclipse of Moths is a visual interpretation of PVDFEST’s dynamic ambition to enfranchise Providence’s locals and visitors in creative city-making.

 

An eclipse is the noun of assembly for a group of moths. It also defines the moment when the light of a celestial body is obscured by another celestial body. Like the moon in an eclipse of the sun, PVDFEST aims to interrupt the vision of Washington Street’s everyday life so that it may make apparent Providence's vibrant artistic life. 

Illustration by Anna Snyder

Photo by Karen Philippi

An Eclipse of Moths aims to highlight the spirit of Providence's collectivity and creativity.

Illustration by Anna Snyder