These contributions to the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. project are from John Wainwright with three pieces called Moon Goddesses, Square the Circle and linked ku – Spring. John had this to say about the connection between Moon Goddesses and the project:
Moon Goddesses is one of a set called “Poems I Found on the Moon”. It is a list of names of goddesses peoples of Earth associate with the Moon of Earth. The names are sorted alphabetically, cycled regressively and displayed in lines representing the proportion of the Moon illuminated on each of the 29+ days of the cycle. I am fascinated by the shape traced out by the geometry of the Earth and Moon – globes, orbits, simple harmonic motion, sine waves.
The sounds of the names speak softly of the love off the peoples for their Moon.
The circularity of time and space and the repetition of experience in successive generations are represented in these names of mother figures, female heroes and fecundity symbols.
Moon Goddesses by John Wainwright
Square the Circle by John Wainwright
linked ku – Spring by John Wainwright