The February Snow Moon. This piece is layers of blue, signifying the plunging temperatures and biting cold. Two standing bears, fresh from a long hibernation hold the moon aloft in a meadow of snowdrop flower blossoms. This is a print of the original paper cut. It measures 11×14″.
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.