Two Moons Surreal Landscape Painting and Art Prints
I wanted to make a painting of Moon without actually painting the moon but instead by using Moon symbols. So I chose a background of rippled black water to represent the hidden depths of the unconscious and dream, both of which are allied with Moon. Then I chose two shells. The first, of the Moon snail, represents the full moon with its luster and paleness and the touch of blue at its center, like the smudges we sometimes see on the full Moon on a clear night. The other is a dark ammonite, a fossilized shell from very ancient times, which represents the New Moon. I don't know why, but the New Moon always seems so much more ancient than the Full Moon. Maybe because the New Moon is dark--and somehow Saturnian and chthonic.
The giclee prints are on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back. The original oil painting is on 18 x 36"/46 x 91cm canvas with a traditional 3/4"/2cm profile, which makes it easier to find frames.