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Silkscreen print on square white paper. Circular white spindle whorl design with a square teal background. Layers of white ovals, teal trigons, red trigons and crescents, and grey crescents. Print 46/50 in series.

Iconographic Meaning

Dylan Thomas, The Moon and the Pond, 2011, Acrylic on Canvas & Ink on Paper. This design was inspired by the Zen poet Takuan. “The moon has no intent to cast it’s shadow anywhere, nor does the pond design to lodge the moon. How serene the water of Hirosawa”. This poem points to a lesson of acceptance. The moon does not reject the pond nor does the pond reject the moon. They both simply are-with no intention or will from either of them, they create a profoundly beautiful scene. Human beings have a problem with acceptance. We suffer when we want what we cannot have or have what we do not want. We tend to reject ‘ugly’ things like death, when it is as natural as the ‘beauty’ of birth. When we learn to live as the
moon and pond do, and reject nothing, we will live far happier lives.

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