040 "Clan of the Red Moon"
Clan of the Red Moon Full Image
x 48" / Oil on Canvas
by John WorldPeace
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CLAN OF THE RED MOON
A partial interpretation
from the artist's transient perspective
The figure represents
an ancient being if you consider his white hair, yet
a young man if you regard his body. He has the strength
and stamina of youth combined with the wisdom of age.
He knows the old rituals and the underlying myths and
still has the strength to perform them.
The scene is a sterile
one. Everything is made up of very simple shapes and
has a clean sharp form. The old one's shoes are white
and perfectly clean. From this we know that this is
a vision of our mind and the realm of the spirit, not
of the physical world.
The old one is set against
a purple sky, indicating a high spiritual consciousness
dominated by a white light; visible but not distinct.
This is the high plain of existence where form is not
concrete and reality has lost most of its form but not
The old one is performing
the ancient ritual of taking the first red moon of the
harvest season. He takes it not only as an elder of
the clan, but also as a unique spirit. All of the clan
will take the fruit as he has done.
On the physical and the
spiritual plane, the red fruit is the focus of the clan's
reality. The orb contains what they need for understanding
and maintenance of their vibration in this place. It
is the focus of the clan. It is the core of their reality.
The old one wears an
amulet on his right arm symbolizing not only his membership
in the clan, but also his status in it. The red ring
is the metaphor of the red moon.
Each life is impacted
by many metaphors. This scene simply isolates one of
those metaphors and presents it in a sterile universe
where nothing exists that does not somehow relate to
the red moon.