3 Moons

3 Moons was created at Vermont Studio Center. It was the last piece that I completed while there – and took up the last seven days of my stay. Using modeling paste to make a cave wall texture, I carved into it. The stick-reindeer started with one and multiplied to a herd. The 3 circles as moons was my own mythology about the beginning of time. When I unrolled this canvas at home, my elder son – looking at it up side down – saw the village in Lisotho where he had been visiting during the time I’d been painting this. Many people since, have seen huts and boulders before noting the herd.

Painting info: 3 Moons. Acrylic and mixed mediums. 54” x 58” . $3000. 1998.