Blood Moon / Reddening2021
Glazed ceramic with underglaze pencil
One of a series of 3
These labyrinthine chambers represent journeys of the unconscious. Each starting as a drawn mandala before being worked into clay - around, inwards, upwards - morphing into an entrance, a shelter, a dead end or an intuitive passage through.
“In Mercurial fashion, the movement through the labyrinth veers back and forth, round and round, creating a dance whose steps eventually weave a vessel strong enough to hold what was at first intolerable experience.”
- The Book of Symbols
The colours of these “Journeys” reference alchemical stages of transformation around the lunar Albedo state. Blood Moon/Reddening expresses the transition from the Albedo (white) to Rubedo in which the "blood" comes back into the “work” to give it life.