Goddess of the Earth
Original oil on Wood Panel
This is the first of my goddess series. Rather than the cliche young sexual woman I want to show the reality of wisdom a goddess possesses. This is my aunt - she’s beautiful, wise and connected to the earth. I thought this piece was finished but butterflies flew into my vision of it. I put post-it notes where I saw the butterflies. There were eight and I thought that was too many. I talked to my cousin (her grand daughter) and found out she had eight children. So the butterflies remained. Sometimes I’m guided by the painting rather than the other way around.
This is also available as a gi’clee on canvas the same size as the original and limited to only 50.