He Tells Me About the Sun

He Tells Me About the Sun
Encaustic wax, oils, and poetry pages on wooden panel board.
9 x12

In the realm of human emotions, suppressing love is a recurrent theme that has echoed through the ages. The concealing of these deep-seated affections often intertwines with the darkness of night, as individuals seek solace in the moon’s silent presence. Sharing secrets with the moon can be the first step towards acknowledging and expressing one’s true feelings. To capture this secretive essence, I employed encaustic wax, a medium that evokes a sense of concealment and mystery. Beneath the layers of wax lie hidden poems, their words veiled from the casual observer, just as the moon’s true brilliance is often obscured by its waxy surface.

The artwork invites viewers to ponder the profound impact of unspoken emotions, particularly those related to love. It suggests that the darkness of night can serve as a sanctuary for introspection and self-discovery, allowing individuals to confront their feelings and begin the journey toward expressing them.

“I have late-night conversations with the moon; he tells me about the sun, and I tell him about you.”

― S.L. Gray