Alison Moffett (born 1979 in Knoxville, USA; lives and works in London, England).
Graphite and ink on paper.
“[The artist] drew iconic modernist houses on the moon—as journeying to the moon represented this same sort of futurist, Utopian view. But at the same time in history, there was the making of the atomic bomb and a choice between hope or complete annihilation. [Moffett] found these terrible yet beautiful images of houses built to test the bomb. They were fast photographs: a still house, a huge black shadow, a bright light, and then a melted house. In the moon there’s no atmosphere, so it has that same black shadow all the time.”
—Alison Moffett, “Interview by Heather Ring,” Archinect Features, January 19, 2010.
“From modernist icons to makeshift housing, Alison Moffett’s incredible large-scale drawings share an architectural melancholy, exploring themes of contamination and entropy, idealized structures intersecting with the base elements of shelter.”
—Heather Ring, “Interview with Alison Moffett,” Archinect Features, January 19, 2010.