The moon, sun, and stars are out of reach of humankind as we look up into the heavens, but their influence is felt as surely as if they were near enough to touch. The sun warms the earth, encouraging growth when water is present or scorching the earth where it is not. The moon waxes and wanes, creating tides and the means to count the seasons. The stars are spangled jewels in the night sky, inspiring wishes or dreams of traveling beyond our small, blue marble as it speeds through the universe. Not only do these heavenly bodies influence each other physically, they figure large in our dreams.
Goodnight Moon is the name of a well-known children’s book, celebrating the decorations in a nursery. Symbols of sleep and sleepiness, they often adorn the walls of nurseries inspiring little ones to close their eyes and let their parents get some well-deserved rest. Plaques, pictures and even little-stuffed mobiles can celebrate the turning of the great bodies in the heavens.
Without the sun, there would be no garden. Without the seasonal tides of the moon – well, the moon has been reputed to affect plant growth and not just Man in the Moon Marigolds. As a hanging, the sun and moon in the garden symbolize celestial harmony. More than that, the heavenly bodies inspire artists, it would seem, into creating magnificent work.
Art for the Atrium, Patio and Anywhere in the House
Moon and sun art goes perfectly with any area that deals with plants and growing. More than that, it works well with shabby chic and bohemian interior decoration themes. Waxing moons, waning moons, stylized suns – large and small, and a liberal dusting of stars gives an expansiveness to your interior or garden decorating. Who could resist these stylized symbols of two great forces on our world? Metal and resin sun, moon and stars art are beautiful at any season. Burnished metal, colorful enamel paints, brightly colored resin or resin pretending to be metal – all are reminders that we are but a tiny ship sailing in a mighty ocean. Below are ten art examples for you to explore.
Sun and Moon Wall Decoration
A wide-awake golden sun is kissed by a sleepy ivory colored moon in this Celestial Harmony resin sculpture. The 15.5-inch piece weighs four pounds, so be sure to find a secure place to hang it. If it is placed out of doors, preserve its brightness by bringing it in during the winter.
A classic arrangement of a crescent moon with a stylized sun and seven small stars in its embrace. Made from a rust-free metal alloy, it comes with a metal hook on the back for hanging. Can be hung out of doors, but might fade in bright sunlight. The piece is thirty-six inches by thirty-six inches and weighs nine pounds, so allow ample room and locate a sturdy location for hanging.
Copper Sun, Moon and Stars
A bright arrangement featuring the sun at the center, with an arrangement of stars scattered about the celestial pair. The bright, copper pieces are supported by a circle of copper wire sectioned off by eight copper wires inside the circle. The piece is made in India and comes from Wind and Weather, a company with a passion for all things meteorological.
Psychedelic Moon and Star
Brilliantly painted faux patchwork moon and a single star surrounded by equally brilliant rays – an arrangement from Wind and Weather, the company that focuses on the world around us. The sculpture piece can be used inside or out, creating a splash of color where ever it might be placed. The bright paint has been treated with a protective glaze.
Waning Moon, Sun and Stars
A waning moon embraces a stylized sun that has three stars punched out of its middle, a lovely piece, just don’t think too hard about the symbolism. Made from aluminum, this piece can be hung out of doors. It weight around five pounds and is twenty-eight and a half inches across in all directions, so find a large area with a sturdy support for hanging.
Resin Waxing Moon, Sun and Stars
An attractive piece made to look like copper that has been left out in the weather, this resin waxing moon, with sun and stars will make an attractive patio decoration or a wall hanging for your atrium. It is not intended for extended outdoor time but would make a lovely centerpiece for a garden party.
Aztec Sun and Moon
The Aztecs recognized the sun and moon as two celestial bodies that had a heavy influence. The sculpture, made in China, is made of contoured steel and is sufficiently durable to hang in your garden. The sun is bright gold in color, while the moon is a pale white, studded with little yellow ornaments. Can also be placed indoors, if desired.
Waning Moon Cradling a Tiny Sun
A whimsical left-facing moon cradles a tiny sun. the moon’s hat and beard are spangled with tiny stars. Delicate tendrils connect the small sun to the moon. Four small crystals are nestled in the sun’s delicate rays. This is a piece that would not be out of place on the walls of a nursery or similar room, but could also be placed on the patio.
Gray metal monochrome waning moon embraces a sun that has wildly streaming solar rays all about it. The piece comes from Bloomsbury Market, a purveyor of fine interior design items. The metal piece has no color to fade and would probably be an excellent choice for outdoor decoration.
Waxing Mosaic Moon and Sun
A colorful right-facing moon embraces and equally bright sun. The piece is from Wind and Weather, the company that focuses on meteorological items and information. The Mosaic moon and sun have been treated with a weather resistant finish and are suitable for display both indoor and out. Its jewel-tone colors are sure to make it a conversation piece.