Looking Forward

Archtypes

Works in progress specifically relating to the trinity of the feminine: Maiden, Mother and Crone. My dear friend Mary questioned about the woman who doesn’t fit into this traditional family so I am expanding the trinity to a quartet of archetypes by adding the Pathmarker. (She is now in process.)

The Maiden

Size: 28″ x 12″ x 12″

Materials: found doll head, painted; lace, tulle, found animals, painted silk flowers

 

The Maiden
Her delight is in baby animals.
She loves nature in all forms.
Headpiece of rabbit fur and little baby animals.

The Mother

Size: 40″ x 13″ x 13″

Materials: Lace, velvet, tulle, painted plastic babies, feathers, altered doll

Mother Archtype
The Mother
Side View with scale.
Yes, she’s pregnant.
Head Close Up
Note Babies on Necklace and Crown.

 

Close Up of Mother's Base
Base babies 3-D printed by John Richter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Crone

Size: 40″ x 12″ x 12″

Materials: Doll parts, leather, lace, tulle, zipper, found objects, altered doll

 

Crone
Bracelet
Bracelet

 

Head Close Up
Crown and Necklace

Thoughts on birth and death: It’s the older woman, called The Crone, who has the experience of birth and death, joy and horror. Her wisdom about such matters is highly respected in many cultures and I honor her here.