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Postcard Cowgirl

And the Cowgirl Jumped over the Moon
24" x 24.5" ©1997
1000 in edition

While the wit of the title suggests nursery rhyme nonsense, the painting itself is proof positive of the cowgirl's empowerment.  Here, in an echo of bull-leaping ceremonies practiced in ancient Crete, the Cowgirl takes on the power of the moon, which is echoed in the round shape behind her and the crescent horns of the oxen. Her boots are decorated with symbols of the feminine: the crescent, the five-pointed star, and the six-petalled flower, symbol of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love.

Artist proofs only $350.00


Postcard Cowgirl

Legends
30.75" x 26" ©1998
650 in edition

The cycle of life is celebrated in this painting by the Cowgirl with full moons on her chaps and stars on her scarf, as she follows the path of the bear‚s cyclical rebirth.  Different cultures and myths form the tapestry of this painting, all referring to the Big Dipper, sometimes seen as the bear, and its reappearance in the night sky. The panels in the background are drawn from Micmac tradition, where the bear or the Big Dipper was thought to be chased through the sky by seven hungry birds. It is the robin who finally vanquishes the bear, its breast and the leaf of the nearby maple stained by the bear's blood. The reappearance of the bear from hibernation was, in many cultures, proof of the cycle of life.

$295

Postcard Cowgirl

A Family Tradition
21.5" x 31.5" ©1999
650 in edition

Here, the three Cowgirls stand for the three phases of the moon goddess-maiden, mother, and crone-and for the continuity of feminine wisdom through generations. The maiden, her energy and vitality evident, holds on to the pillar, an ancient representation of the Goddess. The mother stands calmly, her arms folded. She is in the autumn of her years, as the color of the background suggests and while a little more cautious than her daughter, she truly values who she is and folds her arms as if to safeguard her thoughts and emotions. The bull in the corner symbolizes her partnership with the masculine.  The wise woman, wearing Aphrodite's flowers, is totally grounded, comfortable with herself. She literally doesn't even give us a look back.

$295

Artist Proofs available for $350