Guardianess (the Moon)

Guardianess (The Moon)

Section of the painting Guardianess of the tides and seasons (the Moon) Acrylic paint and mixed media 56.5 x 46 cm

Guardianess (the Moon) of the tides and seasons

The sea, sky and land (Aphrodite’s realms) have returned to a harmonious state after a storm.  A branch which can be seen in the foreground of the picture has been blown onto the shore.  The moon’s shimmering reflection casts a glow over the season of Spring (represented by the branch).  She also illuminates the distant waves of the Spring tide.  This scene can be considered a reflective meditation, appreciating the moon’s significance in the universe.

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:

– you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” E E Cummings

The Moon

Aristotle (384-322 BC) described the moon as the boundary between the elements (earth, air, water and fire) and the eternal stars (aether).

As one of the largest natural satellites of the Solar System, it maintains the stability of the earth:  It controls Earth’s tides, determines the length of the day and the rhythm of Earth’s seasons.