Rafaela de Ascanio

The Moon is Bound, 2019




Wax Pastel on Paper

16 1/2 x11 4/5 in
42 × 30 cm

The Moon is Bound is an abstract vision from the pagan legend The Buried Moon.  Pre christianity the moon was a protective goddess to those who walked the fens of Lincolnshire. In this story she became buried by the bogies of the bog after rescuing a trapped man, who later set her free again to take her place back in the night sky.

Rafaela de Ascanio

Rafaela de Ascanio (b.1986, lives and works in London) studied at Central Saint Martins (2004), The Courtauld Institute of Art (MA, 2010) and Turps Banana Painting Programme (2019). She will present a solo exhibition at Liliya Art Gallery in May 2021.

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