Interactive website lets you join a global community of artists with your doodles.
A drawing is the hinge between you, everyone else, and the universe. That’s the message behind a new website from Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei that lets you draw on a digital recreation of the moon. You can draw a simple doodle, leave a poignant message, or simply browse the work of others to become part of a global community.
As stated on the website, the aim is to show that every voice matters, and expression is the only way to be heard:
Celebrate with us the gathering of creative powers from around the globe to mark the passage from nothing to something and from thinking into doing. Savour this moment of transformation. Leave your fingerprint and see the shared moon grow as others reach out too. Let’s show the world that together our marks matter. Creativity defies boundaries. Ideas, wind, and air no one can stop.
If there is a particular idea you are looking for on the lunar landscape, it’s easy to track down doodles using built-in tagging functionality. There’s also the option of randomly browsing until you find some inspiration for your own ideas, and don’t be surprised if you come across some work from the creators themselves either.