Grind Studio

Zeraph Dylan Moore

Desert Time

Available · $48.00

5” x 5” x 1.5”. Acrylic, textured paper, fired copper and thread on canvas.

When I think of this painting and the strange conjunctions of time and space and matter and feeling that it represents to me, I think about the Carlos Casteñeda books I read as a child and the walks in the desert that Casteñeda took with his spiritual teacher. For me, certain ideas of the weird and wild at the edges of consciousness will always be dressed in the beauty of the Sonora desert as depicted in these books.

“For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”
― Carlos Castañeda, Journey to Ixtlan

Desert Time is a minimalist composition with an earthy yet unique color scheme. A dusty pink color field sits over a gold horizon, filled by a stark piece of weathered and fired copper. Rather than evoking a specific biome, Desert Time references an esoteric transcendence of time and space rendered in desert color.

Artwork Details

Artwork measuring 5" x 5" or larger is on 1.5" deep gallery-wrapped canvas. 4" x 4" artwork is on .5 deep "mini" stapleless canvas. The sides of the canvas are painted matte black (white for very light artworks). Artwork is signed and dated on the side and back.

Picture hangers, wires, etc. are not used and usually not required. The artwork can hang on one or two small picture-hanging nails. If desired, you can add picture-hanging hardware in order to hang the artwork on a picture hook.


Your artwork will be packaged securely and shipped via insured Priority mail (2-3 day) mail with tracking within two business days of your order. You will receive a receipt from PayPal automatically after your order, as well as a shipping confirmation when your item ships.

Outside the USA, I offer Economy (3-6 weeks) and Priority (6-10 days) international shipping.


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If you prefer to pay by check, please contact or call (707) 893-7274 to place your order.


If you choose to frame your canvas, I recommend a wooden floating frame. My canvases are gallery-wrapped (backstapled) with finished edges and are therefore also suitable for hanging without a frame.

Inquiries and returns

All sales are final, except if item arrives damaged or does not arrive due to postal mishandling. If you have questions or concerns, please contact or call (707) 893-7274. I will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible!