A Red Moon in August
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Original oil painting on canvas, 610 x 920mm, 2008
In August 2007 the moon turned red across skies in New Zealand for about an hour. The phenomenon is known as a blood moon and sometimes happens during a lunar eclipse when the earth passes between the moon and the sun. The event inspired this fantastical, dreamlike work from Sofia, which also features a ballerina dancing across the clouds and a couple of ruru or native New Zealand owls. The ruru is a Maori spiritual symbol of tapu (sacredness), guardianship, forewarning, grief and awareness.
Limited edition of 75 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality. Image size is 365mm high x 550mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white border. Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else. Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.
Sofia Minson Oil Paintings | New Zealand Artwork