Unlike much of the work Johannah has been doing lately, including the two series we posted about last fall, this series doesn't have any deep philosophical or political meaning. No, if anything these pieces came about as an excuse to use the blue porcelain tile featured in all three, especially the darkest blue. Isn't that a gorgeous color? Especially paired with shades of white stained glass and black mortar.
While these mosaics aren't about anything too serious, they do celebrate a deep love of the moon and the night sky. "Night Waves," the first piece in the series, was inspired by the glow of a full moon over an open body of water. "Moon Glow" depicts that haze of glow around the moon, perhaps on clouds, perhaps on a clear night. The most recent piece, "Night Clouds," was inspired by the rushing movement of clouds on a windy night, and the way a star sparkles between them for a moment.
"Moon Glow" and "Night Clouds" have sold, but "Night Waves" is still available. Find it at the 10th Annual READ Art Show at The New Community School Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24.