“Science and art merge as a myriad of stars burn fiercely overhead, dissolving into infinitude, and our thoughts follow.”–Beth Moon
We all know what it’s like, as Whitman said, to tire of the lecture room (the cubicle, the commute, the FB meme, the TV remote), to feel the need to wander “in the mystical moist night-air,” to look up “in perfect silence at the stars.”
But few have ever seen the stars as Beth Moon has seen them. For her newest book with Abbeville Press, Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees, Moon traveled to Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa to photograph the constellated canopies of the baobab and quiver tree.
She returned with “Diamond Nights,” as well as notebooks chronicling her travels. Moon graciously shared some of these experiences with the Od Review.
All images and excerpts courtesy of Beth Moon. For permissions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.