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  • Artwork: Our Solar System: Birth of the Moon
    1970; original 183 x 152.5 cm
    reproduction: printed 200 gsm satin
    25% (approx.) original size
    custom size on request
    artwork
    Our Solar System

    Birth of the Moon

    Artist's note: This painting shows how a comet from the centre of the galaxy struck the Earth and knocked off two pieces. This idea is presented in Gurdjieff’s All and Everything [Ch. 9, ‘The cause of the genesis of the moon’], which describes how the comet Kondoor detached Loonderperzo and Anulios. Loonderperzo is the Moon; Anulios is always facing the Sun so we cannot see it. On another scale the painting depicts life striking a person and their emotional and intellectual parts being separated from the body. This creates for us the task of balancing our three centres if we want to perfect ourselves.