The new moon is situated between the Sun and Earth and the side facing the Earth remains in shadow. The sun shines on its backside.
In past centuries, the backside of the moon was an enigma for humans. The only way to see the backside was with the help of spaceships.
That fact has evoked fantastic theories about its surface. One legend says that the moon is an artificial satellite created by aliens, made from materials found on Earth. The structure of the surface could have been repetitious like a brick wall…
The painting is a metaphor for the imagination, reaching out to the mysterious unknown and discovering familiar structures.
The beam of light is a metaphor for the “inner sight” of humans.