FIERCE AND FEROCIOUS PROTECTOR OF ALL CHILDREN (60 x 42 CM) £265
The media are awash with profoundly disturbing stories and images of things happening to children in our world, right now.
Unfortunately those things have ALWAYS happened to children. Tragically it is not exactly a "new phenomenon" but we have failed to make the progress we owe to the most vulnerable groups in society (surely the benchmark of 'true civilization").
My September Session for Healing Wise is dedicated to addressing Human Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse - please join the Healing Wise Closed Facebook Group!
ARCHITECT OF CHANGE (60 x 42 cm) £245
The words: "Be the change you want to see in the world" is attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. In 1913 Mohandas Gandhi published a piece about snakebites that included a thematically matching passage: “We but mirror the world".
Many voices are begging for change. The world witnesses outrage, protests, acts of immense bravery. As a mother of three children I am also acutely aware that we have a wave of passionate and talented young people coming off age.
Let's support them in being Architects of Change please!
THE STONE BABY - LITHOPEDION (60 x 42 cm) £165
The concept is not due to poetic license, medically speaking Stone Babies exist:
"Lithopedia may occur from 14 weeks gestation to full term. It is not unusual for a stone baby to remain undiagnosed for decades and to be found well after natural menopause; diagnosis often happens when the patient is examined for other conditions that require being subjected to an X-ray study."
Imagine such a stone baby showing up in a routine X-ray! The shock must cause you to rewrite your personal history... I guess... You can find deeply touching photographs of stone babies on the internet. I have always remembered a story about an Inuit woman whose greatest dream was to be "One of the Stone People". She collected and consulted stones, considered them her Tribe. My artist mind put both these things together and I have created a painting where a Stone Baby is return to his or her tribe: The Stone People. And perhaps the Inuit woman got her wish in death and now watches over them. Please check out my work with
WOMB TEACHING: INTER-SPECIES COMMUNICATION AS A VITAL LIFE SKILL
(60 x 42 cm) £265
This (quirky) painting hopes to illustrate the importance of inter species communication.
We human beings need to drop the toxic idea that "we have dominion over animals" and learn to co-exist with them in a respectful way. Animals (as do trees and plants) sustain human life on this planet, we can learn a lot from them, and we no greater right to be here than they do. Not just that: they do not poison and endanger our planet the way that we human beings are doing right now.
SWAN MAIDEN - LET'S MAKE IT SNOW! (60 x 42 cm) £275
Swan maidens are appearing in recent paintings. Over the last year a lot of references have pointed me back in the direction of the Bird Goddess. Revisiting her I see took new manifestations over the centuries (Swan Maiden, Mother Goose, the bird-like aspects of Frau Holle and Perchta etc.) In the Norse poem Völundarkviða, Wayland Smith and his brothers marry valkyries who dress in swan skins. The swan maiden is a mythical creature who shapeshifts from human form to swan form. The key to the transformation is usually a swan skin, or a garment with swan feathers attached.
SEA THISTLE WOMAN (60 x 42 cm) £275
A mysterious Blue Woman carrying Blue Flowers kept appearing to me. I did not recognize the flowers so I did some research and identified them as Sea Thistle or Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum). Its flowers are metallic blue!
I have not shared this painting on Facebook but I will soon.
Perhaps other people are more familiar with this mysterious woman than I am!
TELL ME HOW TO GROW UP - SUNFLOWER PETROGLYPH! (60 x 42 cm) £245
Created with a nod to all the young people who have been forced to grow up too soon, by a brutal pandemic exam year that has not treated them fairly on any level.
Also reflecting a comment from one teenage son recently: "Mum, there is now only one child in this house and that is YOU!" (Obviously I took that as a BIG compliment).
Did you ever grow up?! What or who are you going to be when you grow up?
THE WOMAN WITH A THOUSAND BREASTS (60 x 42 cm) £255
The woman with a thousand breasts appeared in an astrology reading Susan Rossi did for me. She represents the "Cancer Moon Mother" tendency to over-give and deplete herself as she nourishes all young life around her (and all wounded creatures, given half a chance).
Through making this painting I acknowledge her but also release the grip she has had on me, for decades of my life. Thank you for all you taught me!!
THE OWL MOTHERS (60 x 42 cm) £245
My current obsession with owls is clear by now! I have named one full moon of the year the "Barn Owl Moon", I am "Dreaming Myself A New Parliament", I created a "Birch Birth Chamber" guarded by a Snowy Owl....
This painting shows Four Owl Mothers, four women who sometimes appear in owl form and other times in human form.
They give good council when Life gets tricky or conflicted! I invite you to connect with them!