The Moon returns into my paintings.
This is a take on a major Chinese deity to this day celebrated yearly on the Mid Autumn Festival.
Her name might sound something like Chang E, but that depends on the dialect.
It’s commonly written 嫦娥, but I decided to use the alternative version 姮娥, because the first character is made of symbolic elements that are tightly related to the painting itself. It’s as if the whole story of the goddess were depicted within her own name, a fascinating uniqueness of Chinese language.
It’s not a philological attempt at depicting the myth, but a personal interpretation of its core, something I see as universally significant.
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