The other night I had a distinct moment of stillness. In the midst of an intense practice- breathing hard, legs at a failing point- I looked up. There peering down at me was the moon. She was cool, calm, collected, and seemed to be there just for me. I was struck with thoughts of the universe’s persistence and enormity, despite our tiny struggles (and how large they seem to us). Universal, yet private, the moon triggers so many memories- and regardless of setting, looking at her is a very private and personal experience.
This moment is fueling some jewelry experimentation. In my research, I came across the following artist’s project- “Private Moon”. It is so beautiful, I just had to share.
In the artist’s words:
The concept of a “private moon” and the eerie light of the photographic images were immediately compelling to me and they continue to evoke a longing inside of me which is born of actual experience in my life as well as the sensate memory of the great stories of my childhood., read to me by my father. We all are bathed under the moons light and she affects us all and all things around us. Yet our contemplation, our longing and questing, ultimately leaves us alone; alone with our private moon.
Leonard’s blog is here.
Aren’t these beautiful? This modern fairy story full of magic and wonder. Doesn’t it just get your imagination spinning?