Saturday, January 16, 2010

One Goddess

It's amazing how differently the Goddess is represented by artists. Take Gaia, for instance, one of my favorite aspects of the Goddess:

Peter and Ann Hill's sculpture at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, in Cornwall:

Speechless, isn't it?

Now one I love the concept and it's on my wish list, by Oberon Zell:


A heart-breaking view by Jeff chapman-Crane, the Agony of Gaia, where she suffers with the strip-mining:


Josephine Wall's exuberant art:


The lovely doll by my friend Kelli Lincoln - I have a pocket version at my altar:


The list could go on and on... I'd love to know if you have a specific image, sculpture that best represents the Goddess/God for you.

8 comentários:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Many interpretations, each complete in its way, yet all so very different!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Great representations. Thanks for sharing these.
It's interesting that you bring up this point today because my granddaughter and I were planning how we would adorn our altar in the center of the house for Imbolg. I asked what she thought we should do for our Goddess. She was so plain and direct, why Guadalupe of course. She is the goddess of the Americas. At nine she sometimes scares me with depth of direction. So Guadalupe it shall be for Imbolg. We'll see where we are directed again at cross quarters.

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Bohemian Single Mom said...

Cool post Nydia!
I absolutely LOVE that first picture - how beautiful! That expresses the Goddess to me!

I don't have anything in the way of an image or sculpture - have my eyes open though when visiting stores and thrift shops....you never know.

D.Suplicki said...

That Gaia statue is one of my all time favourite depictions of the Goddess. I've been lusting after it forever. :)

These are all very beautiful, however the third one breaks my heart.

Hope things are well with you and that you're finding lots of fun ways to keep yourself occupied. :) *hugs*

Rue said...

I made a doll like this last picture, at a women's retreat last September. She sat on my altar until Yule, and now she's packed away carefully until next year. All this art is beautiful!

Dani said...

I have Oberon's Aphrodite and I love her! Have you ever read this piece (below)by Oberon? This is my favorite piece if you ever have to debate a Christian!

http://www.sanfords.net/Pagan_Humor_and_Thoughts/Other_People.html

Bridgett said...

I also want the sculpture from Oberon Zell...I saw it quite awhile back and think it's just beautiful.

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