Dark Moon, poly-clay and glass mosaic (work in progress)
This triptych frame has moved with me from one way-station to the next. I don't remember how many times it has come unglued and been fixed. I'm surprised it looks so good after all that. Oddly, I've never used it for anything until now. It was always waiting for the right thing.
It feels right at this point in my life to pay homage to the dark moon. She envelops us in her midnight cloak, and promises that we will emerge transformed, if only we can be still and listen to the answers that we hold deep within our hearts. We tiptoed with much trepidation into the tight and unknown place that is the center of the spiral. We must know that we will walk confidently back out.
The gold leaf that I can't find in the Aerie will be used behind the dark moon figure. Like a medieval artisan, I desire to use precious metals in the context of sacred art.
A note on how I am learning these tile-making and mosaic techniques: Mixed Media Mosaics by Laurie Mika is a great book for the practical and technical aspects of this craft.