In unfeasible image: a tree rooted in a crescent moon, the branches hold tiny stars – a cosmos within itself.
Modern fantasy stories rely on the old tales of a race that existed long before Mankind walked the earth. European Lore refers to the race as one that lived with one foot in the realm of Fairy and one foot in the “mundane” world. The old religion based on the forces of nature describes these stories with images of sacred trees so large that the very branches themselves reached into the stars.
The Old stories remind us of the truth hidden in fiction; children’s stories that hold the lessons of life that are only truly realized when we reach adulthood. The impressions of virtue to the pure of heart and to those new to life captured in tales of elves and fairies struggling to bring peace to a troubled world. The Fairy Tale may at times be more true to the heart than the most mundane experience because it harkens to a time when we could see with our hearts without the jaded perspective of a crushed hope.
To capture the feel of the Old Stories, I developed the image of the Elvin Moon: A tree with seven stars in the branches and the roots resting in the cradle of a crescent moon. This subtle image of the old perspective is highlighted with a detailed root system and matching branches.
The Elvin Moon Amulet is intended to recall the days when Truth was apparent, when Virtue was something to strive for and when integrity was accepted as the foundation of one’s life.