‘The moon is a feminine symbol, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment or the dark side of Nature herself. It might reflect inner knowledge, or the phases of one’s condition on earth, since it controls the tides, the rains, the waters, and the seasons. It is the middle ground between the light of the sun and the darkness of night, and thus often represents the realm between the conscious and the unconscious.
In astrology, the moon is a symbol of the soul, and in the horoscope it determines the subject’s capacity for reflection and adaptation. It also provides analogy for the stages of human development: the new moon is infancy, the crescent is youth and adolescence, the full moon is maturity and pregnancy, and the waning moon represents the decline of life, sleep.’ source: www.umich.edu
I just couldn’t have said it better!
This painting was driven by an inner need to reflect the bond I feel I have with the moon cycles and I have come to accept it in as a natural connection and take it all in. I have disrupted sleep cycles, insomnia episodes, but my most artistically productive periods also unwind during the night, so I stopped fighting it and trying to ‘fix’ it.
Lately I have noticed I have a clear attraction to round compositions in art, I somehow feel it’s the perfect expression of continuity, infinity, objectivity (the circle and sphere are always constant in regards to its core/center).
Well, if I had the gift of words, I would probably be able to better explain the feelings and emotions that contribute to the development of such works, but since I don’t, I will allow my paintings ‘speak’ on my behalf.
Full moon – Oils on canvas 75*80 cm