Seed Moon Rising

Here is “Seed Moon Rising.” Seed Moon is one of the names given to the full moon in early spring, called that because it corresponds with planting time. I thought it a fitting title since I just planted my vegetable garden!

This is a painting of the rising moon in a star-strewn sky as a backdrop for the Tree of Life, which represents the interconnectedness and cyclical nature of all things. There is something about looking up at a full moon that makes me feel extra alive–no wonder it has been so completely enchanting to us humans as long as we’ve been here.

Seed Moon Rising. 30" x 24″, Oil on Canvas. © Cedar Lee 2013
Seed Moon Rising. 30″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas. © Cedar Lee 2013

I especially love the little details in this painting–like the subtle shadows that show the rocky surface of the moon:

Detail of painting by Cedar Lee: "Seed Moon Rising"

The varied brush marks and patterns in the star-strewn sky, and the harmony of the negative shapes between the branches of the tree:

Detail of painting by Cedar Lee: "Seed Moon Rising"

And the patterns of circles in the foreground, echoing the stars in the sky above, reminiscent of pebbles and stones, and seeds planted in the earth.

Detail of painting by Cedar Lee: "Seed Moon Rising"

Detail of painting by Cedar Lee: "Seed Moon Rising"

1 thought on “Seed Moon Rising

  1. Audrey McMorrow

    I am writing on behalf of the Brunswick, ME Carl Jung Center. We are having a “thank-you” gathering for our volunteers in March (around 30-40pp) and the theme is “seed moon.” May I use your image (copy and paste) of “Seed Moon Rising” on our invitation? As you can see, it will just go out to a handful of people. I would be glad to pay you, but our budget is very slim.

    Thank you,

    Audrey McMorrow

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