This is the first place I have lived where I have experienced “starlight.” Looking up at the vastness of the night sky, the stars appear in multi-layered swaths of infinite distance and density. In summer, the lush forest has the final say in what happens on this land, cutting into the edge of the extraordinary display, capturing the sky, dancing in the bright reflections around its soft short shadow outline. The thick fir fronds, lying both side-by-side and intertwined create windows that appear as translucent fluttering moths refracting and patterning the glistening heavens and cutting them into multiple planes of view.
* “September Moon,” is in the permanent collection of International Painting at the Contemporary Art Museum in Geoje South Korea.
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