A Planet Without A Moon is a graphic exploration of a metaphor for asexuality. It is intended to convey a sense of serenity and peaceful solitude within a broader environment, and to get people thinking about what it means to be happy being single in a culture intensely focused on partnership. The title and incorporated text relate to the notion of a human without sexual attraction (that is, an asexual). The image is 7″ square on a 9″ square paper, painted with gouache. I chose to paint this image rather than compose it digitally (which some people suggested to me) because I feel the intimate, personal experience of painting by hand and the resulting uniqueness of the piece give the piece more value and relate to the personal and unusual material I wished to convey.