RED SEED PRINTS 2016

My work continues this year into a personal exploration of the role of the Sacred Feminine  as she is found in myths, stories, fairy tales, religion and the arts.  I choose to examine Her through the framework of Jungian psychology, feminism  and alchemy. My work attempts to delve deeply into the  feminine and I am interested not only in her place in previous cultures, and the practices and beliefs of ancient history, but also in the comparisons and reflections which may exist within our contemporary lifestyles. The lost feminine is still a part of our society though much has been achieved. I believe that the balance of male and female energies within all of us will bring in time a universal energy of peace, compassion and understanding.  My prints usually originate from a life-drawing sketch. I present my images of the feminine naked as an anti-objectification platform neither to be viewed as shameful or provocative, expressing,  a pure representation of the Feminine. I then develop the drawing and conclude my final personal mythic personification. My printing technique is dry-point etching using multi plates for texture and sometimes adding watercolour and/or coloured metallic inks.

'Melissa at the hearth of her hive'

‘Melissa at the hearth of her hive’

CYBELE's heart..h in the Tower

CYBELE’s heart..h in the Tower

TIAMAT, the devil and the Milky Way

TIAMAT, the devil and the Milky Way

 

 

Sedna and the Devil-fish

Sedna and the Devil-fish

Demeter and the dead Earth......

Demeter and the dead Earth……

 

Thalia Grace - Goddess of abundance and plenty

Thalia Grace – Goddess of abundance and plenty – One of the 3 Graces

 

ALGAEA- Goddess of Grace and Glory

ALGAEA- Goddess of Grace and Glory – One of the 3 Graces

 

EUPHROSYNE - Godess of Mirth and Joyfulness

EUPHROSYNE – Godess of Mirth and Joyfulness – One of the 3 Graces

The spiritual protection of the Vestal Virgins

The spiritual protection of the Vestal Virgins

 

FRIGG- The Beloved

Norse `Goddess FRIGG- The Beloved

 

LAIMA - cuckoo of the Lime tree

Baltic Goddess LAIMA – cuckoo of the Lime tree

 

The Star of Venus

Roman Goddess Venus – The Star of Venus

 

Sleeping Beauty on the Rose line

Sleeping Beauty on the Rose line

 

HESTIA of Hearth and Home

HESTIA of Hearth and Home

 

Nemesis - Goddess of Indignation and Justice

Nemesis – Goddess of Indignation and Justice

 

Danu-Brigit and the blood red rose

Danu-Brigit and the blood red rose

Rapunzel in the Tower of Isolation

Rapunzel in the Tower of Isolation

 

The Journey of the Selkie

The Journey of the Selkie

 

WHITE STONE - the Lady and the Unicorn

WHITE STONE – the Lady and the Unicorn

 

Asterion - The Minotaur meaning "starry one"

Asterion – The Minotaur meaning “starry one”