H 48cm (18.89in)
W 48cm (18.89in)
D 15cm (5.9in)
Base 27x27cm (10.62x10.62in)
Luna, Roman Goddess of the Moon. Along with Diana and Hecate, the three form the Triple Goddess triad. Luna the Goddess in the heavens, Diana the Goddess on Earth, and Hecate the Goddess in the Underworld.
My inspiration comes not from strident feminism, but from the Feminine Divine. The power of women and how they create the lush and nurturing garden where creativity, relationships, families, peace and happiness grow.
I strive to channel the energies of the deep Feminine Divine by breathing life, breath, and fluidity into the hard crystalline structure of marble. Carving soft, undulating curves embedded into rigid stone - hands connecting to the body, to the mind, to the marble - the material has an ancientness to it, a familiarity. When the material is as pure as marble, the connection can be quite profound, channeling the angels connecting with the Divine.
Thinking about the feminine in terms of form and personality, I channeled numerous female friends and found a curve, a form, an expression of what they represented to me via the material of marble and stone. Each one very different, yet each one bound by a common thread. The goddess, the sorceress, the alchemist, the mother. Both hard and soft. Hard beauty. I looked at those archetypes and brought them into the work, a high priestess of marble tapping into the universe. All while honoring the purity of the material and its crystalline structure - its sound, its resonance, its provenance first from the stars and then from the earth.
This body of work symbolizes all these facets. It is at once celebratory, angry, confused, powerful, sexy and strong. The vesica piscis, the cycles of nature, the seasons. The Divine Feminine.