Big Moon

“Big Moon” Animal Crossing New Horizons island installation (2020)

Back in May 2020 while resisting Animal Crossing’s suggestions that I should decorate my house with the furniture that you could buy or craft in the game, it occurred to me that I could, instead, turn it into an art gallery. I began looking for artwork that would translate well or might be made entirely of items available in game. The most successful were the pieces that were still recognizable (so by definition, familiar to the viewer) at the 32×32 pixel size allowed in the game. And that’s what you have here. There are large, island-spanning recreations of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude along with two houses turned galleries. If you have Animal Crossing and a Nintendo Online membership, you can visit Big Moon via dream address DA-0414-5851-1428.