I was able to finish this just in time (hopefully) to submit to the #designbyhumans art nouveau collection. the idea comes from a sort of tangent of a tangent. sometime in my random researching, i came across the name of a science, philosophy and current events discussion group that several people including darwin were part of. it was called the lunar society because they would meet on full moon nights when everyone would have good light to walk home by.
i think all the circle motifs in art nouveau make me think of the moon, so i remembered that little random fact about the lunar society, and then started thinking about night creatures (moths, fruit bats 🦇) and the harvest moon, and what the moon might look like as a person.
one of the things i think is so interesting about the moon is all the different marking on it from its history. they seem to tell a story, and some have really beautiful names like mare imbrium (“sea of rains”). so i thought a moon spirit would have some kind of markings on it, like tattoos or maybe even the skin pigment itself. when i was little, the skin on my right hand and left leg started loosing some pigment because of condition called vitiligo, so it almost looked like i had a camo print of white and tan. the spots on my hand have faded since then, and leg spot hasn’t changed for years, so it hasn’t really had much of an impact on the way i look, though in other people it’s much more noticeable. i thought it would be cool to incorporate into this pan-ish moon spirit by looking at the shapes of terrain on the moon as guidelines for areas of light and dark. .