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The Oarswoman Three Bears Pie Cutter

The Oarswoman
25.5" x 19.5" ©1995

The water nymph or naiad of Greek myth is transformed into a strong and athletic Cowgirl.  Water is an ancient symbol of the Earth Mother, for all life comes from and needs water. This striding muse is empowered by threes and the raven's wing glimpsed at the top.

$900

Three Bears
25.5" x 19.5" ©1995

The same study that yielded "What the Future Holds" was the starting point for this etching. Here, though, the Cowgirl leaves the uncontrollable aspects of life, symbolized by the bears, behind her.

$900

Pie Cutter
25.5" x 19.5" ©1996

Moving through the doorway of change and emergence, this emboldened Cowgirl holds the checkerboard cloth symbolizing equilibrium in her hands. The knife she holds reminds us that for the pie to be shared, it must first be cut.

$650-900

The Corn Muse

Calliope Catching Apples

The Corn Muse
25.5" x 19.5" ©1996

While nine Greek muses presided over the arts and sciences, this guiding spirit of the Earth Mother traces her lineage to the Native American tradition. Here, the Cowgirl as the goddess of the grain is accompanied by her guardian dogs, as well as the full lunar cycle. On the left is a small vignette of the Seneca legend of the three sisters or deohako-the squash, the bean, and the corn-the daughters of the Earth Mother and the sustainers of life.

$650-900

Calliope
25.5" x 19.5" ©1996

The Cowgirl here is statuesque, as befits a goddess of wisdom. The books in her arms remind us that we can all be our own teachers and reap our own wisdom.

$650-900

Catching Apples
25.5" x 19.5" ©1996

The theme of balance, which often appears in Howell-Sickles‚ work, takes on new meaning when it is paired with the ideas of harvest and emergence.

$700-900

One Little Dog

Moon Dog Chasers: Dark Moon Moon Dog Chasers: Full Moon

One Little Dog
13" x 10" ©1995

$350-450

Moon Dog Chasers: Dark Moon
13" x 10" ©1996

$300-400

Moon Dog Chasers: Full Moon
13" x 10" ©1996

$300-450

Moon Dog Chasers: New Moon    

Moon Dog Chasers: New Moon
13" x 10" ©1996

$300-400