Our connection to the moon and its movement through the heavens is timeless and age old. It exerts an invisible force upon all of us, pushes and pulls at the oceans creating tides and shaping entire coastlines of countries. Worldwide we have created stories about the moon, its mysterious power and its eternal dance with the sun. I made this painting as a series of mandalas, each of which represent a distinct phase of the cycle, the full moon, through to new moon and all the phases in-between. The central mandala is the patterned version of the shining full moon on the left of centre.