earthshine n. the light of the sun reflected
by the earth into space, faintly
illuminating the darker portion
of the moon at about the
time of a new moon.
Don't you love that definition? In this series of 'earth' works I just had to dedicate this piece to 'earthshine'.
What subtle colors would capture the earth, moon and space?
What 'shiny' tidbits did I have on hand to add to the ambience?
Piece by piece she came to life - silently sitting there on the shelf - witnessing the wonders of the universe.
"If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon." - Galileo Galilei, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems - 1632