Today, the moon is 12 days old.
Growing up, my mother frequently warned us about the effects of the notorious, full moon. With every approaching day, she would attest to its abilities to increase her appetite and escalate her neurosis. While I do not experience the same tribulation, the moon’s shape transfixes me. The gradual and expected shifts enhance the night sky, and provide an unexpected measure of time. This website brings this natural clock to a digital platform, changing layouts with every lunar phase.
The website provides something equally gradual and expected to anticipate.
Waxing Gibbous

The next phase begins on October 9.

The lunar phase is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the moon as seen by an observer on Earth.

This website was designed by Nika Simovich and programmed by Dylan Fisher.
Venus by Bauer Type Foundry and Electra by William Addison Dwiggins. Both are available through linotype.

Wildflowers is an illustrated series of fictional gardens.

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Each illustration begins as a marker drawing, and is then remixed into a digital painting. Each flower is drawn on a separate layer, and then animated using parallax scrolling. Each layer moves at a different speed, in sync with your cursor.

nika simovich flower-sketches
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The gardens are titled with quotes about painting and gardening.


Programming by Dylan Fisher.