Terra Cotta
22” H x 12” W x 5" D

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 identity.

Walker, Barbara G. (1998) The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects.
   New York: Harper Collins.

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