Earth Journey 2010-2015 > Waxing - Over Black Band (EJ12)
Waxing - Over Black Band (EJ12)
0, Acrylic on wood 550
62 x 52 cm

Every night I take our dog Lola for a walk along quiet dark and empty roads. Over the years I have tracked the waxing and waning of the moon through the seasons. It has great character and its mood changes from calm and serene to dramatically excited to brooding and illusive depending on the weather and time of year. The Romantic poets must have enjoyed this before the onset of electric street lighting took the edge off this drama. It is easy to see the shadow side of the moon's disc once away from the village lights. Then it feels more like a sphere hanging mysteriously in the heavens. There is one house outside the village which has a light on outside all year round. It's amazing how much even one lamp destroys one's night vision reducing the subtle shades in land and sky.0
©2004 Tom McElderry