Four Phases of the Moon, Limited Edition PrintFrancis Dick (Kwakwaka'wakw)
This print depicts the four main phases of the moon. New, first quarter, full and third quarter. Francis Dick feels a strong connectedness with the moon, which has been the topic of many of her paintings and serigraphs.
"Moon controls the tide and illuminates the dark night. Moon is associated with transformation...[and] it is a popular image frequently depicted in the art, Moon appears in the [oral histories] of all Northwest Coast nations, though Moon's origin varies from story to story...Most northern [groups] describe moon as a chip off of Sun, which Raven clumsily dropped...Moon is characterized as a rounded face with relatively flat features, often those of a human...Moon does not have rays, but there is usually a rim or circlet around the circumference." (Shearar 2000: 71-72 ). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols
Serigraph, Edition of 125
16"w x 16"h (41cm x 41cm)