Moon Dancer

Moon Dancer. Living as I do, so close to the standing stones of Avebury and with the rolling Wiltshire Downs right on my doorstep, it was only a matter of time before I celebrated the wonders found in this little corner of the world. Inspired by the hauntingly beautiful night sky, our ‘Moon Dancer’ can’t help but dance to the rhythm of life… 

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Surrounded by a string of eerily glowing Physalis, we catch our Hare as he leaps in a dizzying duet with the moon! Yet he’s not alone in this wooded glade… A Fallow Deer watches from the base of a nearby tree, as does an Owl; the Guardian of the Standing Stones. Emerging from the brambles at the foot of the picture, we also have a Stoat, in its wintry ermine coat and lastly, tucked into the folds of turf, is a small Field Mouse: witnesses to the Hare’s enrapture.

There really is magic about the scene: look closely and you’ll spot a cloud of fireflies amidst the stones & the face of a hare in the moon itself! Lastly, in what’s becoming a symbolic tradition of my work, there’s a balloon…

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