- Terra Cotta
22” H x 12” W x 5"
About the Piece
Barbara Walker (1998)
describes the triquetra as “an ancient symbol of the female trinity, being
composed of three yonic vesicas interlaced so as to form the continuous
“gateless” type of design, always regarded as protective.
Naturally, this symbol was exploited by Christian mystics as a sign of
the male trinity, however inappropriate its basic shaping was to such in
interpretation.” (p. 42)
It is criminal that the
triquetra has been reassigned to an exclusively male god-head.
My purpose with this sculpture is to reinstate the triquetra as a female
symbol by placing yonic forms next to female forms to highlight their
similar structure. As with other
pieces the head of the woman references the clitoris, consciousness and
Barbara G. (1998) The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects.
New York: Harper Collins.
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