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A Red Moon in August

$550.00 - $5,000.00 From $550.00

Original oil painting on canvas, 610 x 920mm, 2008

In August 2007 the moon turned red across skies in New Zealand for about an hour. The phenomenon is known as a blood moon and sometimes happens during a lunar eclipse when the earth passes between the moon and the sun. The event inspired this fantastical, dreamlike work from Sofia, which also features a ballerina dancing across the clouds and a couple of ruru or native New Zealand owls. The ruru is a Maori spiritual symbol of tapu (sacredness), guardianship, forewarning, grief and awareness.

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition of 75 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality. Image size is 365mm high x 550mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white border.  Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else.  Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.

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