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"The Man Who Minds the Moon" by James C. Christensen
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"The Man Who Minds the Moon" by James C. Christensen

The Man Who Minds the Moon
by James C. Christensen

Once again finding inspiration in the works of Shakespeare, James Christensen’s The Man Who Minds the Moon originates from a passage in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. From there, the other thirteen of sixteen symbols and references to the moon are the result of his extremely curious and entertaining mind.

“Our fascination with the moon encompasses thousands of years . . . from the dawn of civilization to the exploration of the lunar surface,” explains Jim. “Intrigued by Shakespeare, I set out to capture the mythological essence of man's relationship with the moon. In my quest, I traveled back in time and across continents. The Man Who Minds the Moon incorporates symbolism from astrology, Ancient Babylonia, the Orient, Greece, the natural world, Shakespeare and Medieval Europe.” (Click here to see a key of all 16 references )

The Man Who Minds the Moon is a collector favorite because it showcases so many of the things that are loved about Christensen’s art: his style, his personality and layer after of layer of content just waiting to be to be uncovered. This Fine Art Anniversary Edition Canvas is as entertaining as it is beautiful and certain to be the focal point of any room in which it hangs.

"The Man Who Minds the Moon" by James C. Christensen

Sizing and Pricing

Anniversary Edition™
Greenwich Workshop
Fine Art Giclèe Canvas:

Limited to 125 s/n.
18"w x 22"h.  $395


About James C. Christensen

Inspired by the world's myths, fables and tales of imagination, James C. Christensen wants his work to add up to more than a beautiful - if sometimes "curious" looking work of art. Having taught art professionally for over 20 years, he likes to think of the world as his classroom. His hope is that through whatever he creates-be it a porcelain, fine art print or book-he can convey a message, inspiration or a simple laugh. He believes that teaching people to use their imagination helps us find solutions to sooth the stresses of everyday life-or get a little lift to help us keep going. In short: all things are possible when you share Christensen's philosophy that "Believing is Seeing."

Christensen was born in 1942 and raised in Culver City, California. He studied painting at Brigham Young University and, for a while, the University of California at Los Angeles before finishing his formal education at BYU. Since then, he has had one-man shows in the West and the Northeast and his work is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Christensen has also won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention can bestow, as well as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Christensen has been designated as a “Utah Art Treasure,” one of Utah’s Top 100 Artists by the Springville Museum of Art and received the Governor’s Award for Art awarded by the Utah Arts Council recognizing the significance of Christensen’s artwork to Utah’s cultural communities. He was inducted into the U.S. Art magazine’s Hall of Fame and is an Honored Alumnus at Brigham Young University for his contributions to fine art and education. James and his wife Carole, co-chair the Mormon Arts Foundation. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Brigham Young University, and has also given workshops to large companies and organizations on the subject of creative thinking, including the California Art Educator’s Association, Hallmark and Intermountain Health Care. 

In addition to his fine art limited editions on paper and canvas, Christensen’s work can be found in five acclaimed books and a series of interactive journals and in three dimensions in porcelain and hand-crafted limited-edition bronze sculptures.



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