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This is a theme that won’t let me go. For once I have the desire to repeat something until I get it where I feel it needs to go. The symbols pull together so much of mythology and so many symbols of the feminine that have been corrupted.

The lily was a symbol of innocence and purity and brides often carried them in their bouquet. Now very often, it’s a funeral flower! In a way that too is fitting as the Mother of all Life is also the Womb/Tomb we return to and are welcomed with open arms according to myth. I can’t bring myself to use the swastika (also a symbol of the feminine) because of the level of corruption that symbol has been subjected to and the shock or hurt it may cause.

And it’s about time that ‘Crone’ became a compliment again. Wisdom is the term that goes hand-in-hand with crone. Fecundity with Mother – and not just for giving birth, but for all forms of creation.

As for virginity … it was a symbol rich in meaning and only touching on the sexual. A virgin was the promise of Spring, and the tabula rasa that Life would write on and whose story had yet to be told (and that’s just touching the surface). She was precious indeed.

I confess to being intimidated by the subject matter as well as motivated and excited by it. So yes, there will be more on this theme, I just hope I will be able to do it justice.

Pen and ink drawing given a background in Photoshop.

Comments

  • twistwashere
    twistwashereover 3 years ago

    an epic voyage, one worth travelling , a most beautiful expression of this tale

  • Thank you twistwashere, it’s a challenge but yes, definitely worth travelling.

    – Rosy Hall

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Thank you so much shanghaiwu

    – Rosy Hall

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Art To Enjoy 08/27/2011

    Beautiful Art!

  • Thanks so much Deb, what a lovely feature to be included in.

    – Rosy Hall

  • Ray Jackson
    Ray Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Great work ,very nicely done !

  • Thanks razar

    – Rosy Hall

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

  • Thank you artisandelimage

    – Rosy Hall

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 3 years ago

    beautiful art-work.

  • Thank you very much.

    – Rosy Hall

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 3 years ago

    I had a wonderful time visiting your wonderful portfolio, dear Rosy. I am very impressed by your talent and outstanding creations.
    Please keep up the excellent work!!!
    My best wishes,
    Elisabeta

  • Elisabeta I’m overwhelmed, thank you so much, coming from such a unique artist that means a great deal.

    – Rosy Hall

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    ROSY WELLDONE THIS IS A BEAUTY OF A WORK .I TOO FIND THIS MOST FASCINATING AND HAVE DONE 2 POAINTINGS SO FAR ON THIS SUBJECT GREAT WRITTING AND THUGHTS ON THIS

  • Thank you so much for your generous comments :) I’m so glad you like her.

    – Rosy Hall

  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago


    genre: ~ Paint, Pen, Pencil
    August 29, 2011

  • Thank you so much linaji much appreciated.

    – Rosy Hall

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 3 years ago

    We would be delighted if you would join us and submit this to IKONesque, a new Group that you may find congenial!

  • Thanks mmargot, what a lovely surprise. I just signed up :)

    – Rosy Hall

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