The face of the Man is modelled and cast into glass on the one side, with the topography of the Moon etched and engraved on the reverse, taken from current digital photography.
The anthropomorphic arrangement of the lakes and land masses that we see from our position on the earth, makes it seem that there is a face looking (benignly?) down on us.
The Moon has a fundamental effect on our lives on a daily basis. Tides, winds, moods, menstruation, as well as influencing how and when to plant our crops.
There is a legend that the Man in the Moon was sent there as a punishment for gathering sticks (working) on a Sunday (Sabbath) Norman Nicholson wrote a poem of the same name. It is harsh in its expression of the Moon's viewpoint, hard to imagine from such a kindly face?
This piece can be viewed at The Garden Gallery. It is always possible to visit by arrangement, and to view a stunning garden, and a host of other beautiful works at the same time!
Dimensions: 25cmWx 46cmH x 14cm deep
Medium: Etched, Engraved, Cast Glass on a Slate Mountain
Edition size: UNIQUE