For more on our
and Exhibit Series
go to our events
~The meaning behind the name~
Adjective: departing from an accepted standard.
Synonyms: nonconformist, rogue, eccentric, strange, odd, peculiar, uncommon, quirky, exceptional, singular, unique,twisted, warped
Old English mōna, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch maan and German Mond, also to month, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin mensis (where we derive the word menstruation) and Greek mēn ‘month’, and also Latin metiri ‘to measure’ (the moon being used to measure time).
The Moon has been predominately characterized as female in the course of human history and mythology, reflecting and symbolizing so many qualities inherent in the sacred feminine archetype. Across the globe there are moon goddesses in every culture, along with the triple-moon/triple-goddess theme. These stories, these archetypes, were and still are reminders of our connection to the cycles of nature, of our planet, of ourselves, our lives and the universe we live in.
Putting it all together:
I chose the word aberrant, as I feel it definitely describes me(Sumi), and all my myriad artistic expressions; I have always strived to be unique in all my creations, no matter the artistic medium, and our bookshop is no exception! The word aberrant itself is a pretty uncommon word, rarely used in conversation, so how perfect is that! I had to have the word moon, having always felt a strong connection to the moon. In fact, luna (moon in spanish) was my third word spoken as a toddler. The moon holds deep mystery and power over humanity, and women especially, influencing and inspiring us since the dawn of our existence; this can be clearly seen throughout mythology and the ancient mysteries and histories of people across our planet, because we all share one moon. The moon reminds me of all these ancient traditions, magical ways, and beautiful wisdoms that abound across all cultures; so much of what I do and create is deeply inspired by sacred symbology and spiritual inclinations, and I hoped that having the word moon would catch the attention of those who share the appreciation and understanding who walk similar paths.