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The Moon has many mysterious effects. During a Supermoon, the moon is opposite the Sun from earth’s point of view.  It can also be a time when the Moon is closest to the earth with an exceptionally powerful drawing of fluids.  The moon cycles effect plants and humans.


The painting focuses on a centuries old meeting in 411 B.C.  Females gathering to use their influence to change current conditions as in an old legend from Aristophanes.  I was very impressed with this poem when I read it in college, how similar we are even over 2,000 years.


The women disguised in costumes of Ravens, reflect in the full bright moonlight pondering their dilemma :  wars are killing people.  Goal is to stop the meaningless wars.  A solution was culminated, to stop sex until the wars end ! 


Surrealistic scene emphasizes the cloaks of iridescent feathers that reflect in the moonlight lifting toward the radiant moon.  The moonbeams are actually Sun Reflections at night enveloping everything in a twilight bluish cool haze while other mysterious objects are veiled.  Reflecting and reflection are prominent here, I love the play on words.  As in identities hidden in cloaking guises, Lysistrata begins her quest with the support of other concerned women.



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The music is “Moon Ghosts” by Michael Hoppe’ with his magnificent cello.



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Monday, July 1, 2013

Lysistrata’s Mask : Ravens Reflect