Moon Phase is about tactility and contrast. Two returning values in Marike’s work.

“The last quarter moon falls one week after the full moon. Seen from earth, a last quarter moon appears half-lit by sunshine and half-immersed in its own shadow.”

The obvious approach would be to work with two shades of a color to portray the sunlit and shadow part. But Marike wanted to create light versus dark, while working with just one color for the complete object.  

By playing with the length of the pile and the effect of shaven and unshaven, a lighter and darker hint within the same color have been created.

The long piles are extremely inviting to play with, where as the short piles look more formal. It is this contrast that make Moon Phase complete.