Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Well, what do you know - it worked! I spent 3 hours going out of my mind yesterday unsuccessfully trying to post this image, and had to push my laptop under the bed so that I couldn't even see it as I was so frustrated. Then this morning, first try I was successful - ain't that life!
Winged Woman With Sturdy Shoes is acrylic on canvas (30" x 24"). Like most of my works, this one is loaded with symbolism and below is an interpretation for those of you who are curious about what this image means to me:
This winged woman represents the women of the Earth as guardian angels and nurturers of our planet. The future is represented by the tips of her hair which form seven robins: 7, representing the days of the week, and thereby encompassing every day; and robins, representing the harbingers of Spring - a new beginning - the future; she is solid, strong, well-centred; she wears sturdy shoes to help her stand her ground; she has wings to help herself and those she nurtures to fly; her arms and hands are linked together and are as one - she is able to hold onto all things important to her; her dress is adorned with a growing vine - representing healthy life, self-growth, spiritual growth; the fabric of her dress is woven into a complicated pattern of threads which represent the complex patterns of life that a well-centered woman is able to wear with ease.