Monday, March 12, 2012

Storm Moon


This mixed media drawing is called “Storm Moon,” named after this month’s full moon.  I observed her in her full glory and saw a halo of multi-colored lights around her giving Storm Moon an eerie glow.  True to her name, it has been a stormy time, punctuated by deadly tornadoes and storms; some hitting portions of Illinois and surrounding regions.  I have been watching the footage of the destruction from the tornadoes and I’m pretty sure it is the source of this abstracted imagery in this drawing.  There is a feeling of arrested movement to this piece and while many things are topsy-turvy, there are also peaceful sanctuaries where there is safety yet it is all unpredictable. In the drawing, there is structure within the destruction that offers hope.  I am not fond of drastic changes and I can only imagine and empathize with those who were victimized by the storms. I am relating to this Storm Moon heavily because I feel big changes afoot in the weather and in my life.

2 comments:

  1. Storm moon....yes... Big changes are afoot for many of us, i think. Hoping they are good changes for you, and if not, wishing you strength and trust to carry you through the storm. xoxo

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  2. Hi Pauline. So, you can feel it too? I'm expecting changes for the better and feeling optimistic about Spring. It's so warm already!!

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