The May Full moon is the Flower Moon. This piece is an homage to that moon and the magic May evenings bring. The design is hand cut paper, a layer of blue flowers towering above the moon. Ringing the moon is a loop of bunnies and a full cycle of lunar cycles. 3 shades of blue with a charcoal bunny accent. Hand cut and assembled archival paper, framed in a 12×16″ frame, ready to hang.
Full Moon names have been used by many cultures to describe the full moon throughout the year. Specifically, Native American tribes used moon phases and cycles to keep track of the seasons by giving a distinctive name to each recurring full moon, including the Flower Moon. The unique full moon names were used to identify the entire month during which each occurred.
Although many Native American tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known full moon names come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. The Algonquin tribes had perhaps the greatest effect on the early European settlers in America, and the settlers adopted the Native American habit of naming the full moons.