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Lilith

Patricia Ariel

Everett, United States

Artist's Description

Mixed Media (Watercolor, Acrylics, Pastel and Graphite on illustration board)
15 × 20
2010

The intriguing figure of Lilith appears in many religious traditions and myths. The most known story describes her as the first wife of Adam, who was created equal and refused to submit herself to him. Lilith fled from the Eden and became a lover to demons. Lilith can be seen as the dark side of the feminine principle, although this doesn’t have a negative or “evil” connotation. In my conception, Lilith is the assertive, non-conformist, and confident part of the feminine self. She teaches us self-respect for our inner Goddess. Here, Lilith holds a cracked mask that symbolizes all the roles imposed over women by society and religions – be submissive, be good-looking, be a wife, etc Those roles don’t represent us in our wholeness, and have been stifling our creativity and self-expression and creating a culture of conformism that have been disastrous for the development of an equalitarian society.

Model is the stunning Belinda Leopold

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