Blue Moon (Bronze), 2011 1/3

Bronze, Edition of three (Polich Tallix, NY)

10" x 14" x 11" / 25cm x 36cm x 28cm 


Blue Moon was exhibited in the exhibition Nome est Omen / Paul Wiedmer's Garten in Wangen a.A., Switzerland in the summer of 2012.

A “Blue Moon” is an expression that refers to the rare occurrence of two full moons in one month. I like also the fact that “blue” is an old word for sadness.

As a head, my “Blue Moon” could be human or animal; … it is a metaphor for the spirit of being in and off the world.

With regard to the title, this sculpture seeks to envelope you in an intimate and deep encounter, reflecting on the fullness of a moment, the merging of form and color to reflect a deep yearning of a fullness of being alive.

“Blue Moon” is like a celestial body – resembling the depth of water and the sky. It is like an open shell, found on a beach in a full moon night that opens us for the wonder of life. Resting. Silent. Blue.


Vanessa Paschakarnis


Blue Moon, 2010 was exhibited at Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms; 2011/2012 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Vanessa with her "Bestia Romana", 2009
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