The Waxing Gibbous Moon by Emma Griffen

The Waxing Gibbous Moon

Emma Griffen

Middletown, Rhode Island, USA

Artist Statement

My inspiration for this piece came from looking up photographic images of the moon from online sources and from studying the moon.

I am fortunate to live on an island where light pollution is minimal which enables me to take a good look at the moon in its various phases throughout the month and over the sea and the beautiful reflections the light makes upon the water. I hope that I have used a variety of techniques to give this piece dimension, depth of shadow and colour.

I enjoyed using the different techniques and materials to make this piece, especially all the sparkle!


I have used appliqué, fusible, hand stitching, crochet, machine quilting.


I have used broadcloth, cotton prints, nets, metallic threads, variegated threads.

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