Moon Net is a mystical monoprint painting of a beautiful, moonlit night. The full moon rises up over the landscape, appearing to be cradled in a net of foliage below it. All of the leaves and plant pieces are collaged onto a monoprint (monotype) background. This almost gives it the feeling of an appliqued textile. Each leaf and flower is built up with several layers of color, creating a feeling of great depth and detail. It’s as if you’re seeing into the structures of the plants, helping to create a mystical mood. The rich, saturated colors of the inks add to the mood I hope to convey. In addition, some of the inks and other materials used are metallic, giving this piece a brilliant iridescent quality.
I have always been intrigued by the moon, and I’m not alone in this. It seems the moon has always had a strong pull on the human psyche. And why not? Next to the sun, it was the brightest light in the sky. Yet, unlike the sun, it grew bigger and then smaller in a fixed pattern, and even seemed to disappear. It had an obvious effect on cycles of the tides. No wonder it seemed magical… The moon, with its regular cycles, was important to the ancients as a means of marking time. Lunar calendars have been found in cave paintings and carved on rocks and bones dating back as far as 30,000 years ago.
“Because of the moon’s connection to water and the tides, it is said to represent our emotions and our subconscious mind – what we see on the surface often does not reflect what is going on underneath, nor does it reveal its vast depths.” (https://wootandhammy.com/blogs/news/what-does-the-moon-symbolize-symbols-phases-meaning-triple-goddess)
I hope you enjoy this mystical monoprint painting, and will consider adding Moon Net to your home.