Whether they are from the ancient past like Inanna or from vibrant, modern day religions such as Durga, goddesses play a major role in my work. Reading tales of there adventures and battles inspire countless pieces of artwork. A good portion of my most recent work has been especially influenced by the Sumerian goddess Inanna, as I work through a loose series based upon the poetry we still have regarding her.
And what good story about a goddess doesn’t have a villain? A dark force for her to rally against and persevere? Or there are the tales where a goddess looses her own sense of good and evil and finding herself lost in her own blood lust, she herself becomes a villain, if only temporarily.
A selection of these pieces are available through my Society6 shop.
January 9, 2017