Moon Shadows (May 2020)
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
Travelling through life in harmony with the lunar phases is intrinsic to women and essential to me.
We are emotionally and, perhaps, physically, following the same phases.
As the moon needs to recede, withdraw, and renew each month, so do we.
We travel across different emotional states the same way the moon travels around the Earth and the earth’s daily rhythms, from the seasons to the oceans, to reproductive systems are affected by the cycles of the Moon.
Moonshadows is my interpretation of this powerful feminine energy. It signifies wisdom, intuition, birth, death, reincarnation, and a spiritual connection. The phases of the moon cycle resonate through my life’s journey and most especially during experiencing this world pandemic.
She has been my constant, her promise of change, and the deep seated knowing that regardless of what age we are in and how much we think we can control and change everything, Moon quietly and surely continues her journey.
I have chosen to make 7 pieces as the number 7 is considered to be symbolic of every positive and valuable matter in existence like prosper life, happiness, renewal, and perfection. Some numerologist even believes that number seven is so perfect and powerful that it represents a connection to the universe.
The natural cycles of our beautiful Moon are always in motion, so reassuring, so solid and so certain, showing us through her ever constant harmonic rhythm that all will be well again, the cycle continues.
“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”
Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony
Debra Eldemire 2020
Thus Passes Worldly Glory
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
Digital Art created from black bean seedpod
The seed represents creation of life – planting a seed has so many meanings; it can relate to an idea or the physical act of planting. In this digital art I have taken the concept of the life force of a seed through digitally manipulating an image of a blackbean exploring and questioning what the seed encompasses, what is clear and what is hidden, what is the dark side.
This image is my interpretation of the worldwide pandemic that we are experiencing. Questions arising...how, why, where and when...Overuse and waste, overriding natural rhythms and worldly glory, where does this take us....what will be left when we are finished...how long will our seed stay viable.
Debra Eldemire 2020