Maiden, Mother, Crone, Inkjet Prints, 17"x22" (2016)
Maiden, Mother, Crone are the names of the Triple Goddess within the Neopagan religion, each representing a different phases of the female life cycle. The Maiden represents enchantment, inception, expansion, the promise of new beginnings, birth, youth and youthful enthusiasm. The Mother represents ripeness, fertility, sexuality, fulfilment, stability, power and life and the Crone represents wisdom, repose, death, and endings. I felt that the objects strongly related to the female body and that they correlated tremendously well with the descriptions of the triple goddess. Neopaganism sees the female reproductive processes as ways in which women embody the Goddess, empowering the physical body with the status of being “sacred”. This also related well with my intentions for this project, as I wanted to create works in which one assigns a kind of sacredness through the formal presentation of the objects.