AIR HANDS MANIFEST (2011): Dating back to ancient Egypt, palm reading is said to provide mind/body information. An incredibly insightful palm reading by Lisa Greenfield inspired this work which echoes the belief we’re in the process of shifting from a mind-centered world to a heart-centered one. The butterflies in chrysalis stage, a young fern frond, an ever vigilant crow, the noble intuitive horse, the powerful jaguar –god of the underworld to the Mayans – and Peruvian oracle images foretell the death of old and anticipation of what is to come.
FLUID OF GENERATION (2011): This work was created in honor of a gathering of nine women on January 8th to celebrate our accomplishments and friendship. January 8th is the day of Eileithyia, the Aegean Goddess of birth and creative power.
Look Into My Heart
THE PRINCESS HAD TO TRAVEL FAR AND MEET MANY INTERESTING CHARACTERS TO REALIZE SHE GREW UP BELIEVING UNTRUTHS (2011): The princess archetype is a prevalent one in our culture, falsely teaching women from an early age that their happiness depends on marrying the stately prince. Some women begin listening to their Selves and, experience-tested, realize the world is not as they were led to believe.
This series reflects upon the psychology of myths, their pervasiveness in our culture and their impact on the collective consciousness.
THE COSMIC SERPENT (2011): ARAS, the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism, records images of serpents dating back to the Ice Age. In this work, the energy of the Aboriginal Kuniya and Andean Katari combine to evoke the power of the feminine and assert their role as guardians of knowledge and souls. This work was born from a dream my friend Llorraine Neithardt had: The Cosmic Serpent had shed its skin and lay in waiting, its body a serpentine path. Women stand on both sides, devoted to the way of the serpent and adoring each other. They gather in joy to sell their wares, tell their stories and share their art, wisdom, and secret knowledge they have earned, open hearted. Women dress in every color for this rare and long-awaited gathering – all wearing their finest garbs, from the most humble to the sublime. The women laugh, whispering and weaving together their dreams, allowing their art, colors, loves and gifts to become the new skin of the Serpent.