Sunday, February 17, 2008

Full Snow Moon

Every month's full moon has a different name. I only recently learned this. February's is the Full Snow Moon or Full Hunger Moon. Either name brings up imagery of the long dark winter...freezing settlers and Native Americans....people who's Fall harvests are starting to run low and for whom the fight to survive until Spring becomes the only focus....
I love moon imagery and folklore. That is one of the reasons I was so attracted to Joseph Cornell's work - he summons up lunar associations with white marbles against the deep blue of a night sky twinkling with glitter - oh, and owls.......the night must have owls and other mysteries!
Read on to learn a little more about Joseph Cornell's art.

1 comment:

OnE said...

Also called the chaste moon. Nice picture!