The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project


Julie Moon

Designed and built by Julie Moon on behalf of Narwhal Art Projects. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

Julie Moon was deeply inspired by pristine, wintery landscape for her piece. The tutu is embellished with floral and geometric elements made from porcelain in a variety of wintery whites. The fragility and delicacy of the porcelain represents the cold, winter season and punctuates the crisp and fleeting movements of the body in dance. The tutu pays homage to the wonders of winter and celebrates the delicacy and delight of the ballet.

Julie Young-Hee Moon was born in Toronto, Canada. She received her MFA in 2010 from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and her BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005. Moon has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Currently Moon is a finalist in the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award, presented through the Gardiner Ceramic Museum, and a resident artist at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.