The Rule: Visit the New Canaan Nature Center Once During Each of the 24 Hours of Thirteen Moon Cycles.

The Thirteen Moons project began at the height of the pandemic while under quarantine, with the full moon on May 7, 2020 and ended with the Sturgeon Moon in August of 2021. I invite viewers to walk with me through a year of moons.

Thirteen Moons is a rules-based project that documents my experience of the New Canaan Nature Center in twenty-four hours over thirteen moon cycles. The cycle of the moon has been used for thousands of years to organize time. Seven of every nineteen years have thirteen moons; each moon has a historic name that reflects the cycles of the natural world. Many of the names in use today are tied to the Algonquin tribes that lived across New England. The names were adopted by European settlers and became common through the Farmer’s Almanac. Starting with May, the thirteen moons are Flower, Strawberry, Buck, Sturgeon, Corn (the 13th moon), Harvest, Hunter, Beaver, Cold, Wolf, Snow, Worm, and Pink Moon. In this period of cultural dislocation from natural rhythms, in particular the chaos of 2020, I found reassurance and structure in syncing my life and practice to the cycle of the moon.

  

 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn
 Thirteen Moons at the Carriage Barn