Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Moon Flowers in bloom

For a lamp that I initially felt was going to be very organic and earthy, Diva is turning out to be quite metallic. I suppose, being a Diva, she had to have it her way.

Her lowest pane is the metallic sheeting with holes punched in it to form a spiral sun (visible in one of the photos here).

Her uppermost pane is the poetic-license-chicken-wire moon, filled with an irridescent collection of semi-precious stones.

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A section of the Moon showing a few of the semi-precious stones.

Last night three flowers grew out of the Moon ... which leads me to see the semi-precious stones as seeds.

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There are only three flowers.
Three: the unification of body, mind and Spirit.
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A (rather blurry) close up of one of the 'seeds', showing its translucence.
If it is that, metaphysically, semi-precious stones are said to have healing and protective powers, then it follows that the Moon flowers that have sprung from these seeds are full of Flower Power!
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Anonymous theglasshermitage said...

Love the addition of the flowers. Yesterday I was thinking about how you had added the moon to the window and the first thing I was thinking is what their children would be (the sun and the moon). Here you've added the flowers! Do you know that there is a moonflower vine? It is from the morning glory family but instead of the flowers coming out in the morning they open up at night...beautiful scented large ghostly circles of gleaming white. If you look for the seeds you will find them as Ipomea Alba. I grew one once up a West Indian cherry tree and it covered it. Can't remember where now but I once read a description of these vines growing wild in a forested area in Tobago I think and the author at night coming across a scene of these white flowers everywhere. Nature is wonderful...and this lamp is staying true.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

I think I know the flower you're talking about.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Webgrl said...

i must paint the moonflower vine!

8:44 PM  
Anonymous theglasshermitage said...

Grow one, Webgrl! Even if you don't have access to a garden, you can grow one in a pot with a trellis. They are vigorous climbers but if you train the branches I am sure the trellis will work just fine. If however you need to get started right away on this painting, there are many photos on the internet.

11:42 PM  

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