acrylic on handmade birch canvas 2009
This is the painting that changed my whole life as an artist.
The Tarot is a story of the Fool's journey
When the Fool makes his way to the Empress
she gives him a motherly smile and this advise:
"Like newly planted grain or a newborn babe,
a new life, a new relationship,
a new creation is fragile.
It requires patience and nurturing.
It needs love and attention.
Only this will bring it to fruition."
Sometimes in the Tarot the Empress is pregnant.
But in my painting she is showing
the creation brought to life.
Pears pop up in my paintings quite often
to represent female energy.
And her hair...
I had just cut off 12" of my hair.
Some say an artist always
from that day
I always paint Mary.
She is the Priti side of me.
Thank you Rebecca for bringing us all together.