March 21st, 2008

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Today is the Spring equinox, Full Moon and Good Friday.

Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox. I guess it’s pretty unusual for the first Sunday to be the day immediately after the first full moon on the same day as the equinox!

Easter is out of synch with Passover this year because the Jewish festival begins on the first full moon after the Equinox, a subtle but important difference.

I drove to Ohai to pick up ashes for the bottle project from Morgan Alexander‘s place. We’ve kept in touch ever since Adina Nack introduced us in 2005 for the AIDS exhibit in Fall of that year. I love to visit her. She and her partner Kate live right next to a river, which we sat in and enjoyed good conversation and company for a while, enjoying a drop of mead while we talked. I wanted ashes from her place in particular because they come from wood that was burned in a canyon cut by a river high in the mountains. It’s a really peaceful, wonderful place.

The old elements: clean air, earth cut by pure water, fire burned for heat.

I shot the moon picture handheld on my Canon XTi Digital Rebel with a 75-300 lens. Set to 1600 iso and shade. I can’t believe the camera could cope with it. Quickly cropped in ImageReady and contrast and brightness slightly tweaked. 

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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