Moonphases is a series of textile artworks that capture the Moon’s ever-shifting energy. This project is the result of a longer period of living in sync with the rhythm of the moon. A rhythm determined by increasing and decreasing energy and light.
The Moon reflects the play of dark and light within ourselves. She teaches us the necessity of all shades within this duality. Her repeating cycles of life, death and rebirth also happen consciously or unconsciously within ourselves. Like her, we are transformative beings in constant motion, with our own narrative within a cycle of natural rhythms.
Each scroll is made tuned to the energy of a specific phase within the moon cycle. The artworks invite you to connect to the Lunar cycle, and through that process start to reconnect to your own natural cycles and rhythm.
The scroll shapes are inspired by the Japanese kakejiku scrolls which symbolise the natural transitions between the different seasons. Just like the kakejiku scrolls, the Moonphases scrolls are made to effortlessly attune a space to the energy they carry within them.
For Museumnacht den Haag, Studio Poca created a Ritual connected to the first quarter Moon of that evening. This ritual invites you to visualise and create your own symbols while connecting to both your shadow and light side.
Moonphases + Light and Shadow Ritual | @ Museumnacht den Haag
Photography | Liz Ruijgt