Four Pope Joans

     
Terra Cotta
21 H x 9 W x 9" D
2004
 

About the Piece

When getting ready to start a new piece, I often look back through my art journals to review different ideas. When I was looking for ideas before starting the Four Pope Joans I came across a small thumbnail sketch from 1998 of four pregnant women standing back to back, which became the inspiration for this piece.  Furthermore, I have been heavily influenced by Indian Goddesses and their myriad of waving arms and spinning legs and the lyrical patterns they create.

The four women in this piece can represent  four different popes, or different aspects of the same women.  The echoing pattern of the four women adds strength through repetition to the concept of a divine feminine power.

 

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