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Perirrhanterion, Earth And Moon
Perirrhanterion, Earth And Moon
oil on canvas
40 x 30""

The Earth And Moon perirrhanterion contains some of the unrestrained force and sublime stillness that coexist in the space between the spheres.

A perirrhanterion was a decorative open basin of water for symbolically purifying oneself before entering the temenos (the sanctuary area), in ancient Greece and possibly before that time. There are similar rituals of symbolic cleansing with special water in past and contemporary spiritual traditions throughout the world.

I am working with that idea of a vessel of spiritually purifying water, and striving for an ethereal beauty equal to the purpose.