Terra Cotta, Oil Paint
16” H x 7" W x 2” D
About the Piece
At the time I made this sculpture I had
just come across the stories of Anansi the spider, composed of an all
male cast that included Anansi, his seven brothers and their father.
This deficit of the feminine and the intriguing Navajo legends of
Spider Woman, one of the Navajo's most honored deities, who taught the
Navajo ancestors weaving upon a loom, inspired me to reclaim the
feminine with this sculpture.
The imagery of this piece also draws from
the Sheela na gig figures from Ireland who demystify the yoni with
humor and direct aplomb. Medusa also asserts her influence with
writhing serpent hair.
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