15a) Moonlight and Romeo Nicole Van Hook

Patrons: Dr. Rodney & Deborah Basler

The concept for the Moonlight & Romeo Sculpture is inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet ~ A modern-day Juliet waits patiently for her Romeo under a heart-shaped moon for all eternity.  The moon is painted gold with black shading and real gold leafing.  Juliet is made of a fiberglass mannequin.  Her dress is made from reproduction pages of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  The pages are printed on waterproof and fade proof paper.  The bodice is black with gold swarovski crystal accents.  The pages of her skirting are sculpted onto a metal armature.  The color scheme is inspired by moonlight, the ceiling disks at the Sheldon Art Museum and the works of Gustav Klimt.


The back of the sculpture reads:

Give me my Romeo and when he dies take him and cut him into little stars,

And he will make the face of Heaven so fine that all

Will be in love with the night and pay no worship to the garish sun.