Mad September Moon Dance

Artwork details: pencil and gold leaf on paper, 12 x 18 inches (30 x 46 cm), 2012.

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Autumn equinox, and usually falls in September. It does in 2013, which is why I chose the moon as the subject for the September picture for my calendar for this year.

Of all the full moons throughout the year, the Harvest Moon is a bit special. It all comes down to a narrower than usual angle of the moons orbit with respect to the horizon, and, well, results in a lot of moonlight and very little actual dark at a time when it might be very handy to be able to work all day and all night to get in the harvest.

But of course the moon is also associates with madness, and this picture could simply be called 'lunatics', given the origin of the word from the latin 'lunaticus', meaning 'moonstruck'

'Mad September Moon Dance' - drawing in pencil and gold leaf by Nancy Farmer 'Mad September Moon Dance' - drawing in pencil and gold leaf by Nancy Farmer

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