Kúng Jáad (Moon Woman)
Yellow Cedar, Acrylic Paint, Beeswax, Orange Oil
Tags:Carving, Hand-carved, Moon, Sculpture, Wood
EXHIBITION:Tradition Keepers: A Women’s Exhibition
Kúng Jáad (Moon Woman) is wrapped in the wings of two owls. I chose to feature them because when I think of the moon it reminds me of being a child and hearing the owls coo at night.
In relation to the theme “Tradition Keepers” I created moon woman because to me, she is a caretaker of us all. She brings out the tides, allowing us to feed our families. She rises to the sky to remind us when it is time to rest. She teaches us that it is okay to go through phases and even acts as a calendar for each earthly month.
For every culture of the world, the moon has played a vital role in the development and keeping of traditions.
We depend on her light.